Summer Savory Satureja hortensis

Popular seasoning herb preferred over winter savory for its delicate flavour. Indispensable for its use in traditional Eastern Canadian dishes like potato stuffing. One of the ingredients in herbes de Provence. Can be used wherever sage is used when a more subtle flavour is desired. Soothes and aids in digestion. Summer savory is annual, unlike the perennial winter variety, and hence is easier and quicker to raise from seed.

This fragrant herb not only attract bees, but enhances the flavor of any of a number of food items including poultry stuffing, soups, stews, fish, and pizza. Being an annual, it can be planted in the spring and harvested throughout the year. Pinching back the top actually encourages the plant to bush out more. The plant reaches maturity in just 60 days!  Leaves can be used fresh. If you have excess, just dry the leaves and they can be used throughout the year crushed. Try it in soups, gravy, eggs, chicken, Vegetables, and more. Use it fresh in salads or on sandwiches. If you have not grown this before, you must at least try it.