Though they’re available year-round, fresh herbs really become essential for the holidays. These often overlooked produce items pack quite a punch of flavor for a low price.
Almost any dish can be tweaked with these little gems of greenery: from meats to sauces, veggies and even baked goods. Try slipping stems of fresh sage, rosemary and thyme under the skin of your holiday turkey before cooking. Rosemary and fresh chives can add some zing to mashed potatoes, and chopped chives also can be tossed into a classic green bean casserole. And don’t forget about the gravy; try infusing it with delicious flavors of fresh sage, rosemary and thyme. • Adam Bazarnik, Produce