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my mother in law has only gone and bought DRIED MIXED HERBS

(57 Posts)
Kablooger Sat 23-Aug-14 21:05:52

for my cupboard while I was away.
AKA the devils toenail clippings.

Is there any reason not to bin them?

Youarejustwordsonascreenpeople Sat 23-Aug-14 22:37:53

They go well in spaghetti bolognaise.

Pancakeflipper Sat 23-Aug-14 22:44:13

Good when camping unless you camp next to herb gardens.
Good when self catering. Unless you have staff to do your shopping/cooking.
Good when doing that foil and fish oven baking thing.
Otherwise what a bitch MIL is.

Panzee Sat 23-Aug-14 22:46:55

Call 101 for advice.

ShatnersBassoon Sat 23-Aug-14 22:46:57

Dried herbs are perfectly edible. What's in the mix? Sort of Mediterranean flavours?

Fairylea Sat 23-Aug-14 22:48:06

What's wrong with them? hmm

wheretoyougonow Sat 23-Aug-14 22:49:03

Herb snob.

SirChenjin Sat 23-Aug-14 22:50:01

Bin them, and go and buy your own bloody herbs.

pebblestack Sat 23-Aug-14 22:50:03

She clearly thought your larder was lacking

"What no herbes de provence?" shock

Give them back to her?

Dontlaugh Sat 23-Aug-14 22:51:18

I quite like my bolognaise with devil toenail I doing it wrong?

The scoundrel!



Mintyy Sat 23-Aug-14 22:55:20

Don't be a twat.

ShadowStar Sat 23-Aug-14 23:00:53

What's wrong with dried mixed herbs?

ScrambledSmegs Sat 23-Aug-14 23:01:31

Nothing wrong with herbes de Provence. Very useful. My kids like it on pizza.

ShatnersBassoon Sat 23-Aug-14 23:05:27

Don't you lot know that dried herbs are for poor uncultured people with no taste? <sniff>

zoemaguire Sat 23-Aug-14 23:11:36

I'm a GREAT cook, a massive food snob, and I used dried mixed herbs! Don't sprinkle them on your porridge, but in a stew, why not?

LimBeeHoon Sat 23-Aug-14 23:11:58

Spag Bol

msrisotto Sat 23-Aug-14 23:15:25

Only pretentious knobs are snobby about dried herbs of all things. HTH.

VerityWaves Sat 23-Aug-14 23:17:58

I'm Italian and we use them
On toasted cheese. Dried herbs are more potent is that why you don't like confused

JennyPiccolo Sat 23-Aug-14 23:20:02

Cheese toast!

JennyPiccolo Sat 23-Aug-14 23:21:22

Sorry, I meant cheese toast and a word with yourself.

Stealthpolarbear Sat 23-Aug-14 23:23:03

Only splution is to go nc

WineWineWine Sat 23-Aug-14 23:24:35

And the problems with dried mixed herbs is......?

furcoatbigknickers Sat 23-Aug-14 23:25:26

I like mixed herb peasant. My MIL bought 2 flashing bunny ears, sugar cubes, angrl delight, clothes for dcs, bath sponges, toothbrushes for dcs, a doll, loom bands.... The list goes on.... Bar the clothes, why just why? We have enough crap things.

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Sat 23-Aug-14 23:25:43

Devils toenail? Are you not very good at cooking? They add flavour not texture.

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