Pros: When you’re tired and stressed and everything is bad, there’s nothing better than a mug of chamomile tea. And there’s basically no summer dessert that isn’t improved by chamomile cream.
Cons: It can’t really be used in savory dishes.
Pros: It looks beautiful, it can be dried and put into scent bags for your underwear drawer AND it’s delicious. No matter how full you are, you’d never turn down a slice of lavender and pepper corn cake. YUM.
Cons: Smells a bit like school air freshener.
Pros: Adding hyssop to honey-roasted carrots or creamy cauliflower cheese is a borderline genius culinary move. Also, if you boil it with water and add it to your oil burner, your flat will smell incredible.
Cons: It can be hard to acquire.
14. Lemon verbena.
Pros: All puddings improve with lemon verbena. Would you rather eat apricot jam, or lemon verbena apricot jam? Crème brulee, or lemon verbena crème brulee? Strawberry fool, or lemon verbena strawberry fool? SEE.
Cons: It’s only good if you like lemon.
Pros: A SCANDI-CHIC HERB. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking it only goes with fish, because OMG dill in borscht is just the best.
Cons: Sometimes you’re eating potato salad and then you get a section with just too much dill and that’s beyond awful.
Pros: It makes bread better. It makes chicken soup better. It makes lemonade better. You can make tea with it. But OMG just sprinkle some on your buttered, boiled potatoes and you will discover true happiness.
Cons: It kind of reminds you of your grandma.
Pros: It’s just so versatile. It works in savory dishes and desserts. And tea. Also it upgrades all things. Imagine some peas. WHAT AN AVERAGE THING TO BE IMAGINING. Now imagine a steaming hot bowl of peas with feta and mint. NOW THAT’S GOURMET.
Cons: It smells a bit like a rockery.
Pros: It makes a boring mozzarella and tomato salad taste like heaven in a bowl. It improves literally every pizza and pasta dish. It’s essential to pesto, the world’s greatest sauce. AND the word “basil” comes from the Greek word “βασιλεύς”, which means “king”. BASIL IS THE KING OF HERBS.
Cons: None. It’s a flawless herb.