Savory is an herb that is related to rosemary and thyme and part of the mint or Lamiaceae family. People have been growing savory for over 2,000 years, as it makes a beneficial addition to anyone’s herb garden. Savory has a variety of uses in food preparation. Summer savory should be picked when the plant reaches six inches or more, and can continue to be harvested during its growing season. Winter savory grows year-round and should be picked in the morning. It’s important to leave most of the stalk behind when harvesting savory so that it will continue to grow.
- Savory is worth adding to your garden as it has a multitude of uses.
- Savory can be used fresh or dried and is often found infused in vinegars.
- Winter savory, unlike summer savory, can be picked year round
“Savory can be used fresh or dried and is classically infused in vinegar. Some types of savory have tough leaves that are softened with long cooking times such as with bean dishes or stews, hence the term ‘savory stew.’”