My second runner-up is fresh tarragon, that piquant hard-to-find herb with a slight anise taste. It gives my salads and marinades a special something. It can be infused in cocktails and pairs well with strawberry in jam.
What is your favorite fresh herb?
P.S. Before you ask, the red poppy creamer was found in a small antique store in the French Alps ...
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