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I say Dill, and you Think Pickles.....
But, there's MUCH More to Dill than a pickling spice.

If you haven't delved into Dill,
You Don't know what you're Missing.


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My love for Dill is not new .....  I have
loved it for years.  However, my understanding
of Dill and all that it provides is New and more
complete.

My past recipes with Dill have been staples such
as Tomato Soup with Dill and Dill Ranch Oyster Crackers.
You should look up the Oyster Cracker Recipe, as
it is absolutely delectable.

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Recently, my local specialty grocer started carrying
entire Dill Weed bouquets.  This started my journey.

There are Several different parts of the Dill Weed,
and they each taste different.  The Dill that I was
accustomed to (the stuff in the spice jars), is the base
Dill.  This is the most common stuff.

I'm more interested in the other parts of Dill.
This is a gorgeous Flower (pictures to be added later,
when I get home).  Dill is covered with these flowers,
all which contain this yellow pollen.

It is worth noting that there are different sizes of these
flowers on Dill.  When they grow larger, their flavor changes.  Right now, I am smitten with the flavor of
the small and juvenile flowers.  As they grow larger,
they get more bitter and less desirable.

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You say "Well, I've tried Dill, and I know what it
tastes like, so What's the Big Deal?"

In my opinion, the juvenile flowers and all of the pollen
from Dill has a very interesting flavor.  I shake off all
of the pollen possible, and clip the juvenile flowers.
These two things are saved for their distinct taste.

What do they taste like?

I think they taste like Peppermint.  I pull off individual
flowers and eat these as a snack, and they are Addicting!
These flowers and the pollen taste slightly peppery, but
have that background flavor of peppermint.  I believe this
has to deal with the bitterness of Dill, not being developed
entirely.

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So, okay..... Why should I care?

Once you determine the different flavor patterns of this
plant, you can cook different foods to accentuate them.

Some of my new favorite Dill Recipes (expirements) are:

Black Pepper and Dill Flower Key Lime Pie (the Dill and pepper adds a stark contrast to the pie) YUM.

Dill Tea:  When brewing my Yerba Mate tea I now add some Dill Flowers to it, to give it a very pleasant flavor

Dill Garlic Butter: using the normal Dill Weed, a slather of this butter over bread then grilled is yumtastic.....


Of course, I expand the possibilities once I start dehydrating all the different parts of the Dill, even drying and pulverizing the stalks.

More Dill Deal to come.
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I love dill. Until the aphids that survived the Great Ladybug Massacre of 2013 moved onto my dill plant and nearly destroyed it. Now it sits forlornly, trying to recover, on the other side of my property :D

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I say Dill, and you Think Pickles.....

No. I don't.

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I love dill. Until the aphids that survived the Great Ladybug Massacre of 2013 moved onto my dill plant and nearly destroyed it. Now it sits forlornly, trying to recover, on the other side of my property :D

Oh No!!!  

I do feel for you SarBar.

I am going to try and grow a section of Dill myself
in our new house that we are moving into at the end
of August.  I do not know how they will brave the 110
degree heat that we have in South Texas.

Our local store sells about 6 or 7 stalks for $1.99
I really can't beat that deal.

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Have you all used Dill in your trail recipes?  
I am looking to brainstorm some new recipes.

I plan on using Dill Powder in many of my soup bases,
and perhaps even in a couple of jellies.  Thinking maybe
Orange Marmalade with Dill, or Mint Jelly with Dill.

Dill Powder, Garlic Powder, Butter Powder and Lemon Pepper is going to be one of my default seasonings for fresh fish.

I also plan on cooking with JUST the pollen.  I save as much of that as possible.  To me, it is "gold".  

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As a response to a question from a personal message -
the type of Dill that I can purchase is Royal Dill Weed,
and no I do not know the differences.  I am at the beginning of my Dill-Journey
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It was a bummer because my tiny $1.25 plant had grown to be like 4 feet tall, and I had to hack off most of it, to get rid of the aphids. Grrrrr. Oh well. Better than my roses...maybe ;-)

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Cream cheese with dill, lemon juice and fresh ground pepper makes a fantastic (IMuHO) topping for crackers and toast...even without the smoked salmon on top...!!
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I like dill.  It's good with salmon in a cold couscous salad.

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