Identify this herb/spice!
August 23, 2009 10:36 PM   Subscribe

Please help identify this herb/spice!

one, two

As you can see in the pictures, it's sort of... soft? Fluffy? The smell isn't sweet or spicy, just... different. And sort of strong, too. It just sort of looks (but doesn't smell) like potpourri, but it was given as a gift with a few other herbs/spices/seeds, so I'm going to go ahead and assume that this is (supposed to be) edible, too.

Furthermore, how do I cook with this, and what can I do with it?
posted by lisawin to Food & Drink (8 answers total)
posted by small_ruminant at 10:37 PM on August 23, 2009

Yep, sage.
posted by Billegible at 10:38 PM on August 23, 2009

Looks like sage. Does it smell like turkey dinner?
posted by rokusan at 10:39 PM on August 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

rokusan: a little bit, yeah. hah.

well that was easy. i tried figuring it out elsewhere on the internet but i didn't really know where to start.

thanks everyone!
posted by lisawin at 10:40 PM on August 23, 2009

I would agree. Looks like sage. And from the looks of it. it should be nice and potent if it's been stored properly.
posted by xhepera at 10:50 PM on August 23, 2009

Sage for the win!!!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 10:59 PM on August 23, 2009

Sage and onion stuffing is the reason for the season. Whatever the season.
Also use with any potato or pork dish, or rub fine between your palms and mix into butter and use that to dress tortellini/ravioli.
Sage is also supposed to be good for sore throats.
posted by runincircles at 3:23 AM on August 24, 2009

rokusan: BRILLIANT way to describe sage. You win the internet today.
posted by nax at 4:42 AM on August 24, 2009

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