The fresh herb adds a delicious accent to eggs, cheese, vegetables, and fish
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Elaine Johnson
Feathery dill's fresh, mild flavors of licorice and parsley are a delicious accent for eggs, cheese, vegetables, and fish.
Photo by Leigh Beisch
We grill these potatoes to add Western flair and sprinkle on dill for a dash of fresh herby flavor.
Recipe: Grilled Fingerlings with Dill
Photo by James Baigrie
This savory spinach dip takes its flavor cues from spanakopita. Serve it with warm pita bread or crisp crudités.
Recipe: Greek Spinach Dip
Photo by Maren Caruso; written by Elaine Johnson
At Saffron in Walla Walla, Washington, Chris Ainsworth fills tiny Turkish dumplings called manti with Dungeness crab and thick yogurt. We shamelessly took the easy route, with store-bought pasta, and used yogurt as a sauce. But we kept the touch of saffron and fruity Aleppo pepper.
Photo by David Prince
This is a fantastic first course for a dinner party. Rather than stirring the herbs into the soup, try setting out bowls of dill and tarragon--along with some crème fraîche or sour cream for dolloping--and let guests do the garnishing themselves.
Recipe: Herbed Carrot Soup
Photo by Victor Protasio; food styled by Margaret Dickey; props styled by Audrey Davis
If you don’t have blooming herbs for this salad—like the fennel flowers and blue borage blossoms we harvested from the Sunset test garden—buy edible flowers like Johnny-jump-ups or nasturtiums at well-stocked grocery stores. Or just skip them; the salad will still look and taste lovely.
Recipe: Butter Lettuce and Egg Salad
Photo by James Carrier
This dolmas-inspired salad makes a wonderful side dish for roasted lamb. Preserved grape leaves are sold in jars in Middle Eastern markets and in many well-stocked supermarkets.
Recipe: Dolmas Salad
Photo by Iain Bagwell
These scones are best the day they're made, but freeze well, wrapped in two layers of plastic wrap.
Recipe: Cheese Dill Scones
Photo by Thomas J. Story
You can't go wrong with good smoked fish, some cream, and fresh herbs. Whirls them up in a food processor for this quick and delicious appetizer, and serve on crackers or rye bread.
Recipe: Creamy Smoked Trout Spread
Photo by Leigh Beisch
Flaky, cheesy, and–thanks to the addition of a few eggs–satisfying enough with just a side of salad.
Recipe: Flaky Feta Tart
Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Stephanie Spencer
Give new life to American potato salad. For delicate, thin cucumber slices, use a mandoline--you'll find inexpensive, good quality ones at Asian markets.
Recipe: Cucumber Potato Salad