We have accumulated a vast array of herbs and spices and so I thought I’d share a list of the main ones for easy reference but found this good site so why reinvent the wheel?: http://www.french-at-a-touch.com/Words-Phrases/herbs_spices_words_phrases.htm
You’ll see that some are easy like: cumin = cumin, but others are misleading like: nutmeg = muscarde (you wouldn’t want to mistake it for mustard!)
By the way, I just found out (by watching American Masterchef) that the herb called “cilantro” in American recipes is what we call coriander.
Speaking of which, we bought a few herb plants (coriander, mint and parsley) and hung a planter box outside the kitchen window, along with a cherry tomato plant and we are excited to have a few tiny tomatoes appearing.
Hope that the birds that greet us with song each morning don’t notice them.
A tout a l’heure