Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dill Weed and Seed

David was playing in the spices and shot this fun photo.  This is Dill Weed (the green) and Dill Seed.  
Dill is often distinguished in recipes by using the word "weed" and "seed".   The flavor of the seed is stronger then the leaf and it also has quite a different texture.  Therefore, we don't suggest you substitute one for the other.  We love to add dill weed to our veggies or lightly sprinkle it onto cucumber sandwiches and of course dill seed is a must have in pickles.   Dill seed is often used in bread making while Dill leaf (weed) is used in salad dressings, vinegars, and sauces. A very easy annual to grow, often you can use the dill seeds in your cupboard to start your seedlings.  Dill was known to 'dull' pain in colicky babies.

7 comments:

Comfrey Cottages said...

Love that peace sign! Nice explanation of the different usages:) Have a beautiful day! xx

Bernideen said...

I am big on dill! And |I love the smell in the garden!

parTea lady said...

Yes, that is a fun photo. My paternal grandmother always grew dill in her garden. She also grew garlic and cucumbers for her delicious homemade dill pickles.

Angela McRae said...

Cute! My peace-sign-loving niece would adore this!

amherstrose said...

Lots of uses for tasty tea time foods and love the look of it in the garden.

Steph said...

Very cool! I'd never given the differences much thought.

Marilyn said...

Fun! Thanks for the explanation. I rarely use the seed, but do like having the weed in the cupboard.