If you are thinking about growing your own herbs, parsley should be number one on your list! Although parsley seeds take the better part of a month to germinate, once they get going, you never really have to worry about them – this is one easy and robust plant to grow! Not to mention, you’ll be rewarded with a large harvest from just a few plants. Here’s a great way to enjoy a large handful of the fresh herb:
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1 large bunch parsley, washed and chopped
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups water
Salt and pepper
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add potatoes, carrot, garlic, and onion and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add parsley, broth, and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully puree using a hand blender. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve while hot.
Makes 2 large servings or 4 small ones.