If you grow your own herbs at home you'll know there's nothing more satisfying than picking them fresh to go straight into the pan.
With any number of varieties available, from classics like basil and oregano to bay leaves and coriander, they all add that special extra something and fresh colour to a number of dishes.
Here are 10 ways of cooking with herbs to enjoy them at their best.
Select your favourite fresh herbs to compliment this Japanese classic of miso soup and tofu.
This zesty light salad makes for a great appetizer. Fresh coriander adds a distinct finishing touch.
Chef Roland Trettl's creamed potato recipe is complimented by an aromatic blend of five varieties of fresh herb.
Rosemary and thyme add a comforting and fragrant touch to this wonderful recipe for meatballs.
Fresh basil adds a typical Italian touch to this light and zesty pasta dish.
Marjoram, oregano and basil combine beautifully against the back drop of fresh pasta and creamy ricotta filling.
Bay leaves make all the difference to this meatball dish.
Tommaso Arrigoni and Eros Picco shared this delicious recipe with FDL for this tasty Italian cream cheese.
Coriander fans will love this light salad with the originality of fresh herbs paired with peach and citrus flavours.
Kitchen favourites mint and parsley make an appearance in this tasty pasta and fish dish.
Want to get to know your herbs and spices better? Check out these 7 infographics which will give you a great starting point.