Herbs have always held a special place in my tastebud heart... Realistically it began many years ago, a young girl observing my father play with flavors to replace the standard salt and pepper many get stuck using in a daily rut, missing out on taste adventures.
I fell in love with herbs as each joined my health and wellness routine in kitchen playtime. There was personal gardening of fresh mint, basil, rosemary and lavender planted after attending Sequim Lavender Festival in Washington. Taking it slow to learn benefits and enjoy the tastes, shifting attention to combinations such as Herbs de province found that introduced a whole new world from soups to bread and more. As a cider maker for the Cashmere Cider Mill in the Pacific Northwest of Washington State my lavender focus went on to develop "Lady Lavender" winning "Peoples Choice" Wine Gala with 1000's voting the event..... a beverage designed to be a non alchoholic cider.
So its no surprise my recent visit in South Florida to French Bakery "Croissan" Time" on Federal Hwy brought a sweet new surprise. A baguette covered with caraway seeds, I literally could not help myself combining flavors...to their Spinach & Mushroom Bechamel Breakfast Croissant together with seed covered baguette. The flavors were such a beautiful combination.
Caraway seeds are widely used in Central and Eastern Europe to flavor rye breads, biscuits, cakes, stews, meat dishes, cheeses, sauerkraut and pickles; they are also often combined with potatoes and apples. Also used for digestion, assisting to kill bacteria. I love how real food flavor can be useful in bringing natural healing to the body.
Some days are made to slow down... its time to tell yourself "yes...I will enjoy this moment to celebrate taste and flavor."
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