Rosemary, thyme and sage make an excellent combination when preparing your turkey. Finely dice the herbs for inclusion in the stuffing mix. Then, create a rub by adding some minced garlic greens with the other herbs. Apply the rub prior to cooking by rubbing it under the skin and onto the meat. Throughout the cooking process, sprinkle herbs over the top and onto the skin. By adding rosemary and thyme periodically, a wider variety of health benefits will be released. (Methyl and other volatile elements change state due to temperature and moisture changes.)
You can also add fresh herbs to your other dishes. Add some parsley to mashed potatoes. Add some basil to your vegetable dishes. Add mint to ice cubes to be used in drinks. Keep some aloe on-hand in case of kitchen burns and as a hand sanitizer. (Moosh up some aloe with rosemary and thyme to create a hand sanitizion lotion and moisturizer.)
It is a good idea to practice experimenting with different types of recipes prior to the day of the feast. Length of cooking time, temperature and method (boiling, steaming, microwaving, baking, frying, grilling, etc.) all can drastically alter the texture, flavor and health benefits of herbs. Some herbs, like parsley tops, usually taste better when added near the end of cooking and on the plate as a garnish. However, parsley stems can be diced and used like celery anytime during the preparation. In general, you can't go wrong by adding herbs during each stage of the preparation. It is more a matter of taste.
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