D is for Dill- Day #4


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Took a while to decide what fruit/vegetable to write! Turns out there’s very few limited choices..From dragon fruit to dates to dill (although that is more of a herb!) πŸ˜‰ So onto day 4 of the challenge =D

I never really used dill much in cooking until last year. Before then the only time I recall eating dill was in the delicious lemon and dill sauce made by Praise. Perfect on fish or potato & egg salad! Needless to say when the sauce was cancelled, I was stuck! Seeing as I hardly and never make sauces from scratch the flavour seemed to inevitably dissappear.

Till Mum came home with fresh dill & the kick off the aioli craze! Mix the two together and squeeze lemon and it almost tastes the same!

Dill is a pretty humble versatile herb simply because:

πŸ˜‰ It also adds a different sense of flavour with chicken and beef.

πŸ˜‰ An extra special pasta sauce addition (doesn’t always have to be pesto!)

πŸ˜‰ Beyond the flavour enhancements, nutritionally it is filled with hidden goodness. In short…

πŸ˜‰ Free radical aka cancer fighting properties.

πŸ˜‰ Fights against your body’s exposure to any type of smoke from cigarettes & charcoal grilled smoke.

πŸ˜‰ Surprise hidden source of calcium! Goodbye bone problems πŸ˜‰

πŸ˜‰ Anti bacteria fighter & insomnia cure hence the name derived from Norse old word dilla meaning to lull.

All fun facts found from World’s Healthiest Foods.

Stock up on the humble dill today! πŸ˜‰


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