I spent some time yesterday processing herbs that came out of my kitchen garden bed this summer--separating the leaves from the stems, putting dry ones in jars, and trimming the still living potted ones.
My hands smelled wonderfully fragrant the whole day.
With the American Thanksgiving coming up, I thought I would share my very easy recipe for homemade poultry seasoning:
~combine equal parts (for example, 1 teaspoon each) of dried, finely chopped/crushed:
marjoram or oregano
1/4 part salt (celery salt if you have it)
1/8 part black pepper
a pinch freshly ground nutmeg
Store in a sealed jar
That's it! This recipe is very flexible, so feel free to play around with it. Sometimes I add a little extra sage since I usually have plenty, and oftentimes use regular salt because I rarely have celery salt lying around. You can leave out the pepper if you don't like it, etc.
I like to mix this seasoning with some butter and rub this on the turkey before roasting, as well as use some in the stuffing. You can also make this with all fresh herbs, just be aware that they tend to burn easier during roasting. Whichever way you make it, I guarantee it's much better than last year's store-bought version you may still have lurking in your pantry ;)