I am comparing Genovese or sweet basil to Peppermint, the most strongest of the mint flavors. Basil is peppery with anise notes and a mint like quality towards the back, pungent and with a kick if eaten in large amounts. Mint is highly menthol and will act as a palate cleanser in many dishes.
are a lot of differences and similarities between sage and lavender. Not just in the garden but also in our kitchens and how we use these two herbs. When looking at sage vs lavender it is key to look a little more closely at different cultivars and species in a bit more detail. There is also a lot of difference when it comes to nutritional content and health benefits from each of them.
Mint is closely related to basil and therefore basil makes a slightly more peppery and anise replacement. Dried mint works well to replace fresh, with a little bit of adjustment to ratios. Lemon balm is a nice citrus like version of mint and can be tasty in drinks or recipes.
Suitable replacements and alternatives for lemon balm include fresh or dried mint with a squeeze of lemon juice or zest, Lime zest goes well with lemon verbena, Lemongrass also works well. Using kaffir lime leaves gives a good alternative to lemon balm and lemon thyme is a nice addition to a dish.
Sometimes we all run out of an ingredient and it is important to just understand a little bit more about them in order to possibly replace when needed. Allspice and nutmeg are both super useful spices, but we just wanted to share a bit more about each of them.
When we replace oregano we can choose to use fresh or dried herbs. Best substitute is marjoram, followed by thyme, rosemary, sage and even dried basil. Often a mix is a good idea with mixed herbs or Italian Seasoning being great.