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Emily McDonald
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Username: Emily_anne

Post Number: 12
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 2:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi All,

Since the holidays are near, and many of us may be trying to replicate our favorite recipes, I thought I'd post my experiences around finding herbs here in Buenos Aires. While the supermarkets sell a variety of dried herbs, I found that its actually much more economical to buy fresh herbs in a local plant store.

Right now I am growing sage, oregano, mint and thyme - and plan to go back soon for basil. Each plant cost me about 2 pesos (often less than the cost of the dried version!), and will last for a long time. We can take advantage of this great weather and reverse growing season - the luxury of having fresh herbs during the holidays! In particular, I plan to use the sage in an upcoming Stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving.

The only thing I'm struggling with are some of the names for common herbs. If anyone knows these, I'd really appreciate the help.

Emily
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Gayle
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Username: Flaka

Post Number: 41
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Emily,

I bought an Argentine/English cookbook and I think these are the herbs:

oregano = oregano with the accent on the e.
mint = mento
sage = sabia
thyme = tomillo
rosemary = romero
basil = albahaca

Hope this is right. Happy Turkey Day.
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movingtoargentina.typepad.com
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Username: Sapphos

Post Number: 103
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You can also get fresh herbs, great veggies and fruits (all organic and recently picked) from talloverde.com the boxes the send you are chock full of goodies.

Laura
Ebook Moving to and Living in Argentina
http://movingtoargentina.typepad.com

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