Latin name: Salvia
Sage, purple or red sage, pineapple sage, gold variegated sage, clary sage
A member of the
Mint family (Labiatae), Sage was considered a sacred herb by the Romans. The word salvia
comes from the Latin salvere, which means "to cure or save".
Native of the Mediterranean shores.
Growing: Sow seeds
directly in the ground or boxes and plant about one foot apart. Sage loves sun but
not wind. Pick leaves before flowers appear and dry them for use in cooking.
Uses: Sage is used in cooking, as an ornamental garden border and for potpourri
Comments from Chef Brad: I use Sage
moderately, as the flavor may overpower your recipe
Recipes using Sage:
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