Fresh Dill

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The fresh scent of dill in your TakeHome boxes this week may inspire

gourmet cooking ideas or simply accent your bagel with cream cheese.

Dill is like that, a distinctive aromatic herb. The leaf can be used

fresh or dried. The seed is actually the fruit of the plant and is

also used in cooking or ground as a salt substitute.

The name dill comes from the Norse "dilla" for "to lull." It has

demulcent and calming properties. In old-time America, dill was called

the "meetin' seed" because it was given to children to nibble on

during long Sunday sermons. Like its sister caraway, dill aides

digestion.

Our friends at FreeWheelin’ Farm in Santa Cruz grow it

organically and harvest it at its peak flavor. Dill is essentially a

weed and if you like it you may want to try growing it in your garden

or herb pot. Dill doesn't even mind being a little ignored - drought

intensifies its flavor. Cultivate some fertile soil and sprinkle it

with a few seeds.

Call up your friends, dilly, dilly;

Set them to work.

Some to the plough, dilly dilly;

Some to the fork.

 

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