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Old 24.05.2015, 17:45
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I have too much Sage!

My sage bush has exploded over this season, and I'm now left with some almost 2kg of sage and I have no idea what to do with it.

We've used it for sage butter production, and I rather like it with some coke, but I'm not aware of any large scale recipes requiring sage.

Does anyone have any sage heavy recipes?
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Old 24.05.2015, 18:11
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Re: I have too much Sage!

In Tuscany we batter and fry the larger leaves
I found a recipe in English for you:

http://www.italyum.com/specials/166-...l#.VWHphmB0n1w

Sage is used together with rosemary for roasted chicken, it tastes delicious.
Ravioli are usually served with butter and sage.
Enjoy!
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Old 24.05.2015, 18:56
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Re: I have too much Sage!

Hang branches upside down to dry, then keep them in air tight containers.

Bring some to our dinner on June 2nd: I will buy a bunch from you.
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Old 24.05.2015, 22:03
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Re: I have too much Sage!

You can bake a lovely focaccia with sage.
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Re: I have too much Sage!

Tie it up in a bundle, dry it some more and then burn it. Or sell the bundles to hippies.
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Old 24.05.2015, 23:43
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My sage bush has exploded over this season, and I'm now left with some almost 2kg of sage and I have no idea what to do with it.

We've used it for sage butter production, and I rather like it with some coke, but I'm not aware of any large scale recipes requiring sage.

Does anyone have any sage heavy recipes?
I keep my herbs in the freezer, when I have a surplus. They're more aromatic than the dried ones, when I need some for a recipe.
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Old 25.05.2015, 09:38
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I keep my herbs in the freezer, when I have a surplus. They're more aromatic than the dried ones, when I need some for a recipe.
Doesn't the moisture content turn it into a soggy mush when thawed out?

Froze some bärlauch once, but I think it wasn't particularly nice to use when thawed.
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Re: I have too much Sage!

Very healthy in herbal teas, you only need hot water!


Next time you do a roast pork, do lots of little slits and in each, put a sage leaf or two and a split of garlic. Salt and pepper well...you'll never have your roast pork any other way after that.
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Old 25.05.2015, 11:45
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Re: I have too much Sage!

If you have a microwave, it's very easy to dry herbs, then store dried herbs in jars.
There's a handy instruction here
http://simpledailyrecipes.com/5921/h...n-a-microwave/
I usually dry small batches of washed herbs on a paper towel for about 30 seconds - note the warning about herbs catching fire!
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Re: I have too much Sage!

Put a few leafs in your honey jar , loverly taste after about 2 weeks, fill up a large bottle half with sage and top up with vodka and lemon juice leave for at least two week shaking now and then.
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Re: I have too much Sage!

What about sharing with friends, neighbours, or just EF folks who are not too far from where you live!
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Re: I have too much Sage!

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Doesn't the moisture content turn it into a soggy mush when thawed out?

Froze some bärlauch once, but I think it wasn't particularly nice to use when thawed.
Did it have a lot of water on it before you put it in the freezer?
Anyway, I guess it depends though on the type of herbs. I usually keep parsley, dill, mint, thyme, basilicum.
After a rinse I pat them dry between paper towels and if I see they still have water I let them overnight to get dry. Then keep them in vacuum sealed bags, but only for maximum 3-4 months. (I have to use my handy vacuum sealer somehow! )
But suppose sage should be dried, or preserved in oil etc.
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Re: I have too much Sage!

Put it in your water glass, or if you are like me, you drink the excellent Swiss tap water we have and keep it in the fridge in glass bottles from Ikea - add a few leaves! It's wonderful, lucky you!
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Put it in your water glass, or if you are like me, you drink the excellent Swiss tap water we have and keep it in the fridge in glass bottles from Ikea - add a few leaves! It's wonderful, lucky you!
Interesting! I will give it a try. But you mean fresh sage not dried, right?
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Re: I have too much Sage!

Yes, give the leave a good slap (as you would mint) and toss it in. Definitely fresh. Many restaurants in San Diego are doing this. Can't claim credit for the idea as much as I'd like to. I also do this with basil and mint of course.
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Yes, give the leave a good slap (as you would mint) and toss it in. Definitely fresh. Many restaurants in San Diego are doing this. Can't claim credit for the idea as much as I'd like to. I also do this with basil and mint of course.
Such a simple idea and it never crossed my mind.
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