Parsley is a useful biennial that will grow outdoors in colder climates and basil being a tender annual. Both can be used in cooking with slightly different taste profiles and history of culinary uses. Nutritionally both of these herbs are loaded with vitamins and minerals as well.
Pesto is nutty and often has a hard cheese added, using olive oil. Salsa Verde has an element of brine with capers or anchovies and also a small amount of vinegar added. Chimichurri has vinegar and chilies added. The leafy herbs can vary as can the consistency and where they are used.
When looking at cut and come again we have Evergreen and Herbaceous herbs to take into account. The evergreen type will take a good prune and harvest through the growing season, with a general trim before the dormant Winter. Herbaceous herbs will thrive with regular pinching out of new growth.
By categorizing the flavor profiles of herbs and spices it is easier to understand how they may match one another, or more importantly how they may compete and overpower other flavors. You do not want to waste delicate flavors of saffron by pairing with fresh ginger, for example.
If you are looking for the perfect healthy brunch then look no further. Ranch style eggs are a classic and this twist of adding fresh herbs gives it even more flavor!
Celery is notoriously tough to grow and can be a real labor of love for any keen gardener. Whereas lovage just looks after itself and has a lot to offer in terms of foliage and beauty in your garden.