Plants have always been a very important part of society. It has a lot of uses. Plants are being used for cooking, making clothes, furniture pieces, medicine, bags, and shoes. One of the most important plants that you can have are dried bay leaves. These came from plants that are best known for their aroma and flavor.
One of the reasons why there are plants that are dried is that it is the only way that they can be preserved. Drying actually helps plants like the California bay leaf to still be very useful after many years. It is a method people have used so they can preserve their supplies especially their spices.
Another reason why many are fond of drying plants is because this can enhance their flavors. There are certain plants that would taste better if you will take all of their moisture. These would include herbs and spices such as chives, oregano, basil, rosemary, coriander, curry, dill, and parsley.
These leaves are staple in almost all kinds of cuisine. Chefs and home cooks use them in cooking different kinds of dishes. Incorporating this in a dish can help make the smell more mouthwatering and can make the taste more savory. This is perfect for steamed dishes, pastas, and slow cooking meals.
When you will use this for cooking, always remember that this should not be served on the table. Do not forget to fish this out of the pan after the food has been cooked. No matter how aromatic it may be, it will not taste nice if you will accidentally eat it.
These plants are also good as home decorations. This is one way that the used leaf can be recycled so you do not have to waste anything. A good example of what you can do with them is by making bay leaf wreaths. The wreath can be good decor especially if you are aiming for a rustic look.
This type of plant also some medicinal properties. It has been used as a natural remedy in treating different digestive problems and also for abdominal cramps. This is used as a natural diaphoretic, sedative, or diuretic. It helps make your food healthier as well.
Any kitchen should have a good supply of dried bay leaves. It is practical to have one at home even though you are not really fond of cooking. The advantage of using them is that they are very practical. You can store them somewhere and now worry about them becoming spoiled.
Author: Jessie UrestiThis author has published 12 articles so far.