Essential Oils–Mama Mia! That’s cooking!!

May 9th, 2011 by

Did you know you can use essential oils in cooking?  Oils like oregano, sage, basil, and garlic can make a delicious Italian spaghetti, pizza, or marinara.  Oils like peppermint, lemon, and even lavender can help you whip up decadent dessert.  The advantage of using essential oils in your spice cabinet is that essential oils are extremely concentrated making them stay fresh and potent for much longer than dried herbs, and they are so much more convenient than trying to grow your own fresh herbs (especially during the cold winter months).  Do remember, however, that because essential oils are so concentrated that a spaghetti sauce recipe calling for 1 tsp. of oregano probably only needs 1-2  drops of oregano oil.  You be the taste judge–you can always add more, but it’s impossible to take 1 drop back out!  We will be discussing how to cook with essential oils at our class on May 21st.  There are only 2 more days to sign up, so hurry!

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