All posts filed under: herbs

Ottolenghi’s Meatballs with Fava Beans & Lemon

This recipe is from the “Jerusalem” cookbook – a fantastic volume I reach for again and again. There are many great recipes, but also many entrancing photographs that highlight the diversity of cultures and flavors in this great city. 4 1/2 tbsp olive oil 2 1/3 cups fava beans, fresh or frozen 4 whole thyme sprigs 6 garlic cloves, sliced 8 spring onions, cut at an angle into 3/4 inch segments 2½ tbsp lemon juice 2 cups chicken stock salt and black pepper 1 1/2 tsp chopped flat-leaf parsley, mint, dill and cilantro, to finish for the meatballs 10 oz ground beef 5 oz ground lamb 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 cup breadcrumbs 2 tbsp each chopped flat-leaf parsley, mint, dill and cilantro, plus ½ tbsp extra of each to finish 2 large garlic cloves, crushed 4 tsp baharat spice mix 4 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp capers, chopped 1 egg, beaten Put all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl. Add 3/4 of a teaspoon of salt and plenty of black pepper and mix well with your hands. …

DIY: Container Herb Garden

I always had a little garden: in Manhattan I grew flowers and herbs in terra cotta pots on the fire escape. In Brooklyn we had a roof top patio with tons of potted plants and even now that I have a yard – I like to have my herbs close at hand, right outside my door in glazed, white pots, dotted with annual flowers. Here are some images of my little “garden” and some tips about herbs that have similar needs and grow best when they share a pot.