sage herb The Basics

Sageis most common in Italian and Middle Eastern recipes. Sage also has a long and varied history of medicinal uses, including its use as an herbal tea. Sage is a perennial shrub commonly grown in herb and flower gardens, with lovely blue and purple flowers.

Cooking Tips

More typically associated with hearty, autumn harvest-type meals, sage pairs very well with winter squash, beans, onions, cheese, garlic, pork, and poultry.

Try it cooked in butter or olive oil with garlic as a topping for pasta, especially good on potato gnocchi!

Storage Tips

Store fresh leaves in a plastic bag in the fridge for 3-5 days. To freeze sage, wash, dry, and place in a bag in the freezer. To dry sage, wash the leaves and hang in a cool, dry place.