Where can you get fresh French tarragon or tarragon seeds or seedlings in New Zealand?
French tarragon does not set seed, it is propagated by division, so you can't get French tarragon seeds. If you live in Wellington you might be able to buy fresh French tarragon leaves in season from
You can mail order French Tarragon plants from a few specialist nurseries in NZ such as
I know this because mine died over winter and now I need to get another. Note: It likes a sunny position in light well drained soils. Does not respond well to Auckland clay. Either add sand and compost or grow in a pot if you have poorly drained clay.
Widely used in classic French cooking, Tarragon is usually chopped or snipped with scissors It has a unique flavor mix of sweet aniseed and a mild vanilla. The leaves can be used fresh, frozen or dried and stored in the freezer. The ancient Greeks used Tarragon as a remedy for toothache and snake bites.
It depends on what you are cooking but tarragon has a similar flavor (especially in sauces that accompany fish or eggs) OR fennel leaves (as a garnish; looks very similar) Just an interesting FYI, fresh dill is much better than dried, dried has almost no flavor compared to fresh so if you were using dried in the recipe you asked about, you could just skip it and will probably never notice. If you were planning…
Fines herbes is a culinary mainstay in French cuisine. The ingredients of fines herbes are fresh parsley, chives, tarragon and chervil. These "fine herbs" are not the pungent and resinous herbs that appear in a bouquet garni - which, unlike fines herbes, release their flavour in long cooking. Marjoram, cress , cicely or lemon balm may be added to fines herbes. The marjoram and tarragon may be dried.
Tarragon is made from the leaves of the perennial herb Artemisia drancunculus. The aromatic leaves have many culinary uses and add a distinct sweet and fresh flavor similar to licorice to salad dressings and sauces, eggs, and poultry and fish. It is also used in various spice blends such as bouquet garni and herbs de Provence. Acceptable substitutes for tarragon are chervil, a dash of fennel seed or a dash of aniseed.
5 Fresh Tarragon Leaves 1 inch Slice of Cucumber 3/4 ounce Fresh Lime Juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1 ounce Chilled Strong Brewed Chamomile Tea 1/2 ounce Sparkling Water Ice Tools: mixing glass, muddler, strainer Glass: tumbler Garnish: sprig of tarragon # Place taragon leaves in a shaker # Fill shaker with ice # Cut cucumber into cubes # Take a pestal and muddle all three in shaker, be sure to break up cucumber and…
Le prince but if you want the fresh prince of bel air it's le prince de bel air The expression "fresh prince" as concerns the "fresh prince of bel air" is not using the word "fresh" in any equivalent French context. (The word "frais" refers to the quality of food being recently picked - "fresh", not to be obstinate or to be very cool.) If you wanted to say "The Cool Prince", you could say…