Friday Fast Five – Herbs

This Week its my Five

Favourite Herbs

Herbs are great. They help add flavour to dishes and even look pretty and there is such a variety.

Here are my five favourites.


You either love it or you hate it. This one  our all time favourite. B and I have often said that If we could only have one herb for the rest of our lives coriander is it. But it would seem not everyone agrees with us. Coriander goes well with many things but particularly Asian flavours.

Thai Basil

My favourite variety of basil. It has a wonderful aroma and flavour almost bordering on aniseed. It (obviously) goes well in Thai food but you can substitute  the basil in any recipe.


Yes it’s a herb. I haven’t used it a lot but I have enjoyed it the few times that I have. I am currently trying to grow my own (though the wet season is not the right time to start) so I can hopefully utilise it more often in my baking and maybe experiment with it in some savoury dishes too.

Lemon Myrtle

A wonderful Australian herb. I love it as tea but its also a fantastic addition to many dishes. My dad makes a fantastic baked chicken and haloumi  with lemon myrtle and its one of my favourite meals.


A very versatile herb as it can be used for savoury or sweet and generally much loved. I love the fragrance of rosemary. It reminds me of the house I grew up in as we had a lovely rosemary bush by the front door. I especially love seeing it used as hedges in random places like wineries and the middle of Adelaide.

So that’s my five favourite herbs? What are yours? Do you love or hate coriander? Have you tried lavender or lemon myrtle?


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