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Looking for Magic:  Sage

By Sharon
October 16, 2012

We've been talking about the nutrition that hides in everyday spices. Aunt Bett always said, 'Look for the magic that hides in plants, look real close and you'll find it." It's the magic I'm looking for now in garden sage.

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mistyfog
Oct 15, 2012 8:04 PM CST
Very well done. I love sage too, but now I know a lot more about it.
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Sharon
Oct 15, 2012 8:11 PM CST
Thanks, Shirlee.

I love your daylily avatar. I've been meaning to tell you that. It has beautiful ruffles and such a soft soothing color. Normally yellows don't soothe, but this one does. Smiling
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mistyfog
Oct 15, 2012 8:21 PM CST
Yellow is not my first choice of colors, but this one has won my heart with the ruffles.
And I tell it so too. Big Grin Glad you enjoy.
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Sharon
Oct 15, 2012 8:29 PM CST
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vic
Oct 16, 2012 3:09 AM CST
I could smell the fragrance of Thanksgiving while I was reading your article Lovey dubby but like Shirlee, now I know a whole lot more about this plant.

Thank you so much Sharon Thumbs up
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blue23rose
Oct 16, 2012 5:11 AM CST
Thanks a lot, Sharon Smiling I could swear the house was filling up with the warm down home smell of sage while I was reading this article. Makes me want to make dressing!

I just realized that I have some blue salvia (I believe it is May Night) but I don't believe that is the kind one would cook with.

Shirlee, yellow is not my first choice in flower color either even though I have several, but your avatar is a very pretty daylily.
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Sharon
Oct 16, 2012 8:22 AM CST
We might all have to have a 'Sage night' sometime soon.
Made me hungry just writing the article. Big Grin

Thanks, Ladies.
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CDsSister
Oct 16, 2012 10:12 AM CST
Thanks for another interesting and informative article, Sharon,
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

I like sage, in moderation, in my Thanksgiving cornbread dressing, it would not be the same without a bit of this pungent herb.

The Native American traditions of burning it to cleanse the air, mind and body is interesting too. I don't know if it works, but it is interesting.

Others also make a tea to relieve fever and sore throat.

A few leaves in the bath water is said to relieve sunburn.



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Sharon
Oct 16, 2012 10:18 AM CST
And it's nutritional.
A very good plant.
Thanks, Marilyn.
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LariAnn
Oct 16, 2012 11:31 AM CST
Sharon,
I've always enjoyed sage, but your article has helped me appreciate it in many more ways. Thanks!
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Sharon
Oct 16, 2012 11:35 AM CST
Hey you!!
Thanks and it's so nice to see you again. I sure hope things are good down your way.
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CDsSister
Oct 16, 2012 3:10 PM CST

Can you tell me what variety of sage you plant?

I just went out and chewed a leaf from a plant I had put in in the spring, called tri-colored, and it had almost no taste at all.

I was going to use it to make chicken breast Saltimbocca. Guess I will need to go shopping to find some with a bit more flavor.

Next year I would like to plant something a bit more tasty. Hilarious!

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Sharon
Oct 16, 2012 3:32 PM CST
Saliva officinalis: Culinary Sage (Salvia officinalis)

It's commonly called culinary sage and the only one I'd ever use in the kitchen.
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PollyK
Oct 16, 2012 7:33 PM CST
Wonderful informative article! Thanks, Sharon.

I use sage a lot. We usually cook a turkey breast every two weeks, and have some stuffing along with it.

Last year for the first time I tried Salvia elegans 'Golden Pineapple'. It's a beautiful ornamental, but also edible. I made grilled pork chops with grilled pineapple on the outside grill, and made stuffing with the sage. Delicious!
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Sharon
Oct 16, 2012 7:42 PM CST
Hi Polly.
Thanks. I've never tried another sage for cooking. I'll have to remember your Golden Pineapple.
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PollyK
Oct 16, 2012 7:46 PM CST
It has a very strong pineapple taste. I always grabbed a few leaves to eat when passing by. It's not a hardy perennial, though.
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Sharon
Oct 16, 2012 7:55 PM CST
Well then you had a well blended dinner! I would have enjoyed all of it; well, I would have left the pork chops for you. Big Grin
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PollyK
Oct 16, 2012 8:32 PM CST
Or Russ. I ate a ton of the grilled pineapple rings.
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Sharon
Oct 16, 2012 9:06 PM CST
How was the sage on the pineapple rings?
More pineappl-y?
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PollyK
Oct 17, 2012 9:05 AM CST
I didn't put the sage on the pineapple rings, just in the stuffing. Now I want it again. Maybe tomorrow. I love grilled fruit.

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