My husband and I were reminiscing about our childhoods of the 70’s when we were served an abundance of red meat with little flavor except salt and ketchup, neither of which do I crave now. No insult to our parents, this was just the times. I figured this is probably what lead me to my love of cooking with fresh garlic and herbs. My children have been brought up with these tastes, so it will be interesting to see what they prepare for their families when they grow up. Although they are also lovers of macaroni and cheese.
Fresh food can be a delight for the senses and the body! With this warm weather I have been craving fresh salads. It is easy to add lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil with dried oregano to a salad for a punch of flavor that may just leave you satisfied and not longing for empty calories.
Food is meant to nourish our bodies as well as to be a reason to gather with friends and families. I feel we have lost this in our hectic lives. I know I long for the evenings when I can sit down with my husband and children for fresh home cooked food.
If this has inspired you to try cooking with herbs, an easy recipe is to boil fettuccine and saute fresh minced garlic in olive oil with basil add 1-2 ladles of the pasta water to the garlic and oil and pour over cooked drained pasta, garnishing with Parmesan. Enjoy!
“Let food be your medicine.” Hippocrates