Maximize your Apple Harvest with Sweet and Savory Herbs

| 11/11/2011 12:04:05 PM

PBHobson2Patsy Bell Hobson is blogging at Oh Grow Up! When not in the garden or on the road, find her in southern Missouri USA. Read more travel stories at Striped Pot . Find more garden, travel and random rants on her Facebook  

"A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible."
—Welsh proverb

It wouldn't be fall without apple pie, cobblers, dumplings, baked apples and my favorite—apple crisp. Most often we think of seasoning apples with herbal spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice.

The spices that often accompany apples tend to be those common to accenting sweet flavors. However, I love apples in savory dishes such as baked pork; savory herbs and spices flavor these types of dishes best.

• Five most common apple spices: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice and aniseseed.

• Five favorite herbs with apples: sage, rosemary, thyme, mint, dill