Aromatic fresh herbs wear a lot of hats during the holiday season. Purposed for culinary, ornamental and even some medicinal assignments, they add an earthy delight to any party.
Classic holiday recipes call for parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Mint, sage and oregano are customary for roasted meats, poultry and game.
In the spirit of creating new traditions, sprigs of mint and stems of rosemary are found at mimosa bars and on holiday cocktail stations.
Shortbread cookies and starter appetizers surprise guests by decorating morsels using finely chopped green herb leaves and flowers. This lends visual appeal and interesting flavors.
Cheese plates and party nibbles benefit from rosemary skewers as a way to master finger foods. The evergreen pine-like, pungent herb is a fine addition to rustic holiday breads and rolls.