Known for its use in flavoring pork and poultry; however, we use it to flavor our quiches and quesadillas. Sage has a history as an herbal remedy for disorders of the digestive system. Its antiseptic qualities make it an effective gargle for the mouth where it can heal sore throats, ulcers, plus much more! The Dusty, light green leaves of this plant have a fragrant woodsy aroma. This herb is known for flavoring bread dressing (stuffing), sauces such as this butter and sage sauce, herb salts and as a seasoning in sausage. We frequently use this herb chopped on roasted potatoes or for seasoning quiches and in savory pies, tarts and galettes. We love making this walnut and sage pesto. This herb is great for teas because it’s stringent, antiseptic, and antibacterial qualities. Consider making this sage vinegar to keep in the pantry for salad dressings. You can dry your sage leaves so you have this seasoning during the winter. If you are crafty, consider making a smudge stick.
Salvia officialis, Height to 3 feet, Perennial to z5, Waxy Grey leaves/lavender flowers
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