There are several herbs that we need to have in our garden. Until sitting to write this post I was not sure why. We love their flavors and ability to accent and enhance. Their importance goes beyond flavor, it starts with rememberances. Chives and lovage were introduced and ingrained in our cooking at Clio. They were the essential and esoteric herbs of the early years in Ken's kitchen. The necessity for both, essential and esoteric, in our cooking is a guiding light today. And globe basil was introduced to us at La Cucina. It is all the flavor of basil in individual leaves. Beautifully practical. Not unlike Marco who shared it with us.
With these three herbs on hand we feel comfort and confidence in our cooking. The herbs and the experiences are connected to our creativity.