Common names: None
One of the favorite herbs of the ancient Greeks, Dill was used not
only for cooking, it was used alike a condiment much as we use salt or pepper today.
Dill was also used to freshen homes and banquet halls. Its fresh,
aroma was pleasant enough to remove the foul odors of the day. The Romans also used
Dill as part of wreaths and garlands to be worn about the head by their victorious
There were even poems and sonnets written about Dill.
grows extremely well in any semi-rich soil. It's seeds grown rather rapidly and
could be a bit invasive in an uncontrolled environment. Dill also does not
transplant well due to it's tender roots.
the leaves and seed can be used. The leaves, either whole or crushed, add an earthy
fresh taste to wonderful breads, sauces and baked goods. The seeds are used in
pickling spices, soups, veggies and gravies.
Comments from Your Host,
Brad: Although Dill is not used as often as many other spices or
herbs, the undeniable scent and flavor of dill is sometimes just what the chef ordered.
Recipes using Dill:
Cold Cucumber Soup
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