Wondering what to do with the sage you just happen to have lying about?
Wondering what to do with your grey hair?
Well, wonder no more! On today’s episode of cooking with herbs, we have a solution!
This will gradually bring back the color of you hair! You must use it for at least 3 weeks to see results.
¼ cup dried sage
¼ cup dried rosemary
2 cups water
- Simmer the sage and rosemary in the water for 30 minutes, then steep for several hours. Apply to hair and leave on until dried. Then rinse and dry.
- Repeat weekly, until desired shade, then monthly to maintain color.
with Fried Sage
Asparagus is at a reasonable price right now in the local farmer’s markets and whole foods stores. At least here by my house.
Here’s how to make this quick and easy (and tasty) dish:
1/2 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
3 tablespoons olive oil
30 fresh sage leaves, pat dry
2 ounces Parmesan cheese, for garnish
Dressing for Asparagus:
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
Heat the ¼ cup olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. When oil is heated through, place sage leaves in oil for about 20 – 30 seconds, turning once with a slotted spoon. Do not let the leaves brown. Remove them to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle them all lightly with salt. They should crisp when they cool.
(The sage can be fried up to 1 day ahead of time store in airtight container at room temperature.)
For the dressing, combine lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl, and gradually whisk in the sage leaf frying oil.
When ready to serve, toss asparagus with the dressing in a large bowl. Garnish with Parmesan and the fried sage leaves.
Yield: 2 servings.
Oh yeah, and so was the asparagus.