What herbs go well with strawberries?
Herbs like borage, sage, dill, chives, coriander, thyme, caraway, and catnip make great companion plants for strawberries.
What flavors compliment strawberry?
Common Fruit Flavor Pairings – Apples, berries, citrus fruits, and other common fruits make a steady appearance in drinks. Explore beyond the most obvious pairings and maybe you’ll be surprised by our suggestions.
Apple : Pairs well with almonds, apricots, caramel, cardamom, chestnut, cinnamon, citrus, cranberry, currant, ginger, hazelnut, lychee, mango, maple, orange, rosemary, and walnuts. It mixes particularly well with brandy, kirsch, Madeira, rum, and vermouth. There are many great apple cocktails to offer inspiration. Apricot : Pairs well with almonds, anise, apple, black pepper, caramel, cardamom, cinnamon, coconut, cranberry, ginger, hazelnut, honey, lemon, nutmeg, orange, peach, pineapple, plum, rosemary, Sauternes, strawberry, and vanilla. It mixes especially well with amaretto, brandy, kirsch, orange liqueur, and sweet white wines. For inspiration, explore these tasty apricot cocktails, Banana : Pairs well with blueberry, caramel, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, coconut, coffee, ginger, guava, hazelnut, honey, lemon, lime, mango, molasses, orange, papaya, pineapple, vanilla, and walnuts. It mixes best with brandy, Calvados, Madeira wine, and rum. Though it’s not the most common fruit in mixed drinks, there are a few banana cocktails that can spark new ideas. Blackberry : Pairs well with almond, apple, apricot, black pepper, blueberry, cinnamon, citrus, clove, ginger, hazelnut, lemon, mango, mint, peach, plum, orange, raspberry, strawberry, and vanilla. It mixes very well with berry liqueurs, brandy, Champagne, orange liqueurs, port wine, and red wines such as merlot. You can also explore the flavor combinations in a few blackberry drink recipes, Blueberry : Pairs well with other berries, cardamom, cinnamon, citrus, fig, ginger, hazelnut, honey, lavender, lemon, lemon verbena, mango, mint, nutmeg, peach, vanilla, and watermelon. Accent blueberries with berry and orange liqueurs. It’s a fun flavor to mix with, and blueberry cocktails can be diverse. Cherry : Pairs well with almond, apricot, black pepper, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus (especially lemon), nectarine, peach, plum, sage, and vanilla. It will do especially well in drinks with amaretto, bourbon, brandy, crème de cassis, Grand Marnier, kirsch, rum, sweet vermouth, and vodka. Also, try mixing maraschino liqueur or Cherry Heering with a variety of wines, particularly dry reds, port, and sparkling wines. Coconut : Pairs well with almond, banana, basil, Brazil nut, caramel, chocolate, cilantro, citrus, cucumber, guava, honey, makrut leaf, lemongrass, lime, lychee, mango, mint, passion fruit, pineapple, other tropical fruits, and vanilla. As is evident with the popular coconut rum and piña colada, it works especially well in rum cocktails. Try it in green tea drinks as well, and coconut cocktails are fun to explore for more ideas. Grape : Pairs well with almond, apple, chocolate, citrus (especially lemon), ginger, hazelnut, mint, pear, pecan, raisin, raspberry, rosemary, strawberry, and walnut. The flavor is an obvious companion for brandy and wines of all varietals, though grape cocktails also do well with a rum base. Grapefruit : Pairs well with banana, basil, black pepper, caramel, coconut, ginger, lemon, lime, melon, mint, papaya, pineapple, pomegranate, raspberry, rosemary, strawberry, thyme, tropical fruits, and vanilla. It’s surprisingly versatile—you’ll be pleased with grapefruit cocktails that feature Campari, gin, Grand Marnier, grenadine, rum, sparkling and white wines, tequila, and vodka. Lemon : Pairs especially well with almond, apricot, basil, berries, black pepper, cardamom, cherry, citrus, coconut, hazelnut, ginger, mint, nectarine, peach, plum, prickly pear, rosemary, thyme, tropical fruit, and vanilla, For spirits, it mixes best with rum, vodka, and nut and orange liqueurs. It’s also nice with sweet wines such as moscato. Lemon is commonly used as an accent in drinks but also offers possibilities of its own. Lime : Pairs well with apple, berries, cherry, ginger, papaya, plum, strawberry, and tropical fruits, but it’s usually an accent for beverages. Melon : Pairs well with basil, blackberry, blueberry, cilantro, citrus, cucumber, ginger, lemongrass, lemon verbena, mint, strawberry, and vanilla. It mixes especially well with Champagne, Cointreau, curaçao, port, sake, sweet white wines, and tequila. The melon cocktail recipes available are surprisingly diverse and always refreshing. Orange : Pairs exceptionally well with almond, anise, banana, basil, berries, cherry, chocolate, cilantro, cinnamon, clove, coffee, cranberry, fig, ginger, grape, grapefruit, hazelnut, lemon, mint, nutmeg, persimmon, pineapple, pomegranate, rosemary, vanilla, and walnut. It is also a common citrus fruit that countless mixed drinks rely on. Orange mixes well with most distilled spirits as seen in the many orange juice cocktails, It is particularly nice with amaretto, brandy, grenadine, tequila, and vodka. Pear : Pairs well with almond, apple, caramel, chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus, clove, ginger, hazelnut, nutmeg, pecan, raspberry, rosemary, vanilla, and walnut. It mixes best with brandy, port, crème de cassis, Grand Marnier, kirsch, rum, whiskey, and dry red white, and sparkling wines. You will find many pear cocktails that use these pairings. Pineapple : Pairs well with other tropical fruits, banana, basil, caramel, chile pepper, cilantro, cinnamon, coconut, ginger, lime, macadamia, mango, orange, pepper, raspberry, rosemary, strawberry, and tamarind. There are a variety of pineapple cocktails, and the flavor tends to work best with brandy, orange liqueurs, and rum. Pomegranate : Pairs well with apple, cardamom, cinnamon, citrus, cucumber, ginger, mint, and tropical fruit. For pomegranate cocktails, you’ll find it works exceptionally well with port, tequila, vodka, and both red and white wines. Raspberry : Pairs well with other berries, almond, apricot, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus, ginger, hazelnut, mint, nectarine, peach, plum, rhubarb, thyme, and vanilla. You will find many raspberry cocktails with brandy, Champagne, orange liqueurs, rum (especially the dark type), tequila, and sweeter red wines. Strawberry : Pairs well with other berries, almond, apple, banana, chocolate, citrus, coriander, honey, melon, mint, peach, pineapple, rhubarb, vanilla, and walnut. It mixes best with brandy, Champagne, Chartreuse, elderflower liqueur, rum, sake, and red, rosé, and sweet white wine, though strawberry cocktails are diverse.
Can strawberries grow next to basil?
“Are there any companion plants to help strawberries grow and produce better? Or to keep bugs away from them?” Question from Amber of West Plains, Missouri Answer : The true effectiveness of companion plants to ward off pests is argued. That’s because insect pests can detect their host plants from great distances, and/or they overwinter near host plants from year to year.
- So, if your strawberries are not covered with a deterring companion plant, there is a good chance they will not be protected.
- Either way, there are some strong-smelling plants that may be helpful, while also bringing herbal and floral benefits to your strawberry patch and garden.
- Just be sure that you don’t plant tall plants too close to your strawberries.
You do not want them competing for sunlight! And, don’t forget to amend your beds with Black Gold Garden Compost Blend, which is OMRI Listed for organic gardening. Marigolds : Plant small French marigold varieties around your strawberries–the prettier the better.
- Basil : I like mini bush basil.
- Plant them alongside your strawberries and harvest as needed.
- The two even taste great together.
- Rosemary: Shorter or trailing rosemaries may also provide some benefit.
- Sage: The strong leaves of sage ward off certain insects and may benefit your strawberries.
- Thyme: Most any thyme variety would be the perfect complement to your strawberries.
I would recommend lemon thyme, which is believed to deter more insect pests. I also suggest you consider some of the smaller lemon-scented herbs listed in this article. As far as helping strawberries grow better, legumes provide the soil with added nitrogen, which may help strawberries develop more lush foliage.
Click here to read more about garden legumes, Happy gardening! Jessie Keith Black Gold Horticulturist Plants are the lens Jessie views the world through because they’re all-sustaining. (“They feed, clothe, house and heal us. They produce the air we breathe and even make us smell pretty.”) She’s a garden writer and photographer with degrees in both horticulture and plant biology from Purdue and Michigan State Universities.
Her degrees were bolstered by internships at Longwood Gardens and the American Horticultural Society. She has since worked for many horticultural institutions and companies and now manages communications for Sun Gro Horticulture, the parent company of Black Gold.
What fruit goes with thyme?
Fresh fruit is one of my favorite parts of summertime. It ranks up there with boating, the smell of fresh-cut grass (if I’m not the one cutting it, of course), and flip-flops. Living in Minnesota, one gains a great appreciation for watermelon, juicy peaches, and fresh berries. Cilantro has a naturally earthy, tangy flavor that complements fruits such as apples, bananas, mangos, pears and summer melons, as well as citrus. We’ve used it in our Cilantro Lime Shortbread cookies. Parsley is a perfect pairing for tropical fruits like bananas, coconut, grapefruit, mangoes and pineapple. We’ve used it for a new take on salsa, which uses peaches, kiwi and crushed red pepper as a fresh topping on our Spiced Brown Sugar Salmon, Thyme can be used to bring out the floral qualities of fruits like cherries, figs, grapes, honeydew, peaches and pears, but it’s also wonderful with lemon. We’ve used it here in our Lemon & Herb Crisps, Mint is a more common pairing for fruit and desserts, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious. It goes well with berries, stone fruits, citrus, melons and tree fruits. Lemon Mint Torte is the perfect summertime dessert to serve. Don’t be afraid to experiment! You’ll be surprised at what you might discover. Remember to come back and tell us your new favorite fruit and herb pairing and how the recipes worked for you!
What herbs go well with fruit?
In celebration of their new organic Tea House Collection, we partnered with Pure Leaf Iced Tea to share a few of our favorite summery recipes that use both fruit and herbs. Seasonal fruit, unadorned, is fantastic. However, this doesn’t mean fruit-plus-something else isn’t equally as good, too. What are your favorite fruit and herb combinations? Tell us in the comments below? Pure Leaf Tea House Collection is a trio of organic iced teas that each sport a fruit or herb companion, like organic Black Tea with a hint of Wild Blackberry and Sage. See all three flavors here, I fall in love with every sandwich I ever meet.