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to think Mixed herbs are the Devils toenail clippings?

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Dogsby Thu 28-Jul-11 13:43:06

what freaks use them then

Kladdkaka Thu 28-Jul-11 13:43:46

<raises hand>

Dogsby Thu 28-Jul-11 13:46:31

do they really make a diff or just make you feel like you are doing something

Kladdkaka Thu 28-Jul-11 13:49:49

Why are you so against them if you don't even know what effect they have? confused

noblegiraffe Thu 28-Jul-11 13:50:44

I like mixed herbs in an omelette. V. tasty.

Empusa Thu 28-Jul-11 13:51:15

I use them, why does it bother you? Is it any different to putting a variety of different herbs in individually? confused

fatsatsuma Thu 28-Jul-11 13:51:30

I agree with OP. DP insists on adding them to everything from omelettes to casseroles. I love herbs (pref fresh rather than dried) but mixed dried herbs taste generally musty. I always suspect they are the sweepings from the dried herb factory floor.

Empusa Thu 28-Jul-11 13:51:45

noblegiraffe That is nice, they are lovely in scrambled eggs as well

AMumInScotland Thu 28-Jul-11 13:54:08

How do you feel about "Bouquet Garni" teabags? grin

TheCrackFox Thu 28-Jul-11 13:55:08

I live in scotland so the only herb I have ever tasted is salt. But yes, I would imagine that dried herbs taste like a mixture of dandruff and wood shavings.

Fourleaf Thu 28-Jul-11 13:56:00

YABU - they are great for

- flavouring toddler pasta
- scrambled eggs
- dressings


CaptainNancy Thu 28-Jul-11 13:57:41

YABU- I like 'Italian herbs' too... though oregano is my favourite.

Dogsby Thu 28-Jul-11 13:58:38

i care because its entertaining me and stopping me cleaning my pit

noddyholder Thu 28-Jul-11 14:51:01

You need the sainsburys basics 12p ones

HowToLookGoodGlaikit Thu 28-Jul-11 14:56:54

shock I can't believe you don't grow all your own herbs!

Andrewofgg Thu 28-Jul-11 20:29:27

I wouldn't know, OP, what are the devil's toenail clippings like?

AgentZigzag Thu 28-Jul-11 20:34:35

I use them but I agree with you, it's the rosemary, it's like little bits of razor getting stuck in your gums/between your teeth for hours afterwards.

I prefer to put parmezan (parmezan or parmesan? confused) in just about everything I cook.

ArseholesFlatfish Thu 28-Jul-11 20:35:01

People who cook use them. We dont all buy ready meals and tinned food

LoopyLoopsTootyFroots Thu 28-Jul-11 20:35:54

yuk yuk yuk (and it's parmesan)

LRDTheFeministDragon Thu 28-Jul-11 20:37:23

I hear if you're a lesbian, dried tarragon is very contentious.

No serious cooks use dried mixed herbs. They're for students who haven't worked out they taste like dust.

worraliberty Thu 28-Jul-11 20:37:51

Spag Bol
Cheese on toast

The list is endless. Yes, fresh herbs do generally taste nicer but dried mixed herbs are handy to have in the cupboard grin

HumphreyCobbler Thu 28-Jul-11 20:38:48

I cook and I do actually grow my own herbs. I am officially smug.

tethersend Thu 28-Jul-11 20:39:25

They taste of school dumplings.

TheProvincialLady Thu 28-Jul-11 20:44:21

They are vile but nothing can beat dried basil. Tastes of old wet tealeaves (probably). Dried herbs generally are the pits...sage is an honourable exception, in certain circumstances.

Mixed herbs are about getting a flecky effect, not about how they taste- surely?

MrsSippy Thu 28-Jul-11 20:47:00

Thank heavens!!! I thought it was just me!!

My DH also insists on using them in EVERYTHING, and so fecking many of them we have been known to beg for some stew with our herbs sad

We do cook a lot in our house but I prefer a more creative mix of ingredients rather than half a pot of ASDA's bargain price floor sweepings!!

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