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Oriented to northern hemisphere cool-temperate climate as usual. Amazing as
it may seem there actually are humans who live in the tropics/subtropics or
the southern hemisphere who garden. This advice is as faulty as all the
other over generalisations that do not take into account climate and season.
Of course, it's blatant spam.
As for growing stuff indoors, last Christmas one of the kids got us
one of those pricey indoor type units and it was a pita to constantly
attend to and probably used way more electricity than any herbs were
How many different fresh herbs does one actually use regularly (maybe
2-3) and what quantity (a small bunch)? Nowadays most stupidmarkets
sell quite an array of fresh herbs for cheap, and stored correctly in
the fridge they'll keep well three weeks and longer. And anyway dried
herbs are actually better for cooking than fresh... but rehydrate them
in *cold* water before use... same as one does dehy mushrooms. Dehy
mushrooms have more/concentrated flavor and so do dehy herbs. Most
folks waste their dehy herbs by just dumping them into the hot cooking
pot, especially if it's an acetic dish containing tomato. There are
also many dehy vegetables that are better than fresh for cooking
too... how many times did you need bell pepper for soup and either had
none or the ones you had long ago melted to mush... with dehy peppers
you will always have a supply. Dehy onions are excellent too,
available diced, sliced, even toasted (much better than that salty
onion soup). And nowadays many fruits and vegetable are available
freeze dried... didya know that 90% of the US strawberry crop is
freeze dried. Unless one enjoys the challenge there is no reason
whatsoever to grow herbs indoors, and if I want a house plant I can
think of dozens before I'd plant a pot of parsely.
This is not a good generalisation as there are too many exceptions. Several
common herbs (eg parsley, mint, coriander) are pretty well useless when
dried and do not reconstitute to anything better. The volatile aromatics
compounds that they lose when drying are gone and don't come back with the
addition of water. There are some that are good when dried (tarragon,
oregano, sage) but the character is different, some might say better.
but rehydrate them
Which ones are better in your view? In what way?
The proportion of essential oils (flavour agents) can be higher in dried
herbs because during drying much more water is lost than oil. However some
oils are lost which can change the character with drying, in some cases so
much to make them much less attractive. The comparison with mushrooms is
inapplicable as the flavour agents in them are a quite different class of
compounds that are not nearly so volatile as in herbs.
What will go wrong if I add dried oregano to hot tomato sauce that would not
go wrong if I soaked it in cold water before adding?
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What are you goin' on about now, Frank? We all know that you can do the
cranky ol' man thing, Frank. Nobody would disagree! But to not be
irrelevant, it might help to know brand, price, watts. And one of the
wonderful things about growing herbs is that you can us as much as you
want, without some one bitching at you. Well, at least most of us can.
Just try to have cool Yule, Frank. Chill. You can then comeback to 2012
refresh, and be ready to "piss and moan" with the best. Maybe you just
need a cold-one and a game to watch. On the other hand you could clean
your garage, and maybe ingest some of those chemicals that you love so
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