GROW: The Book
You have just helped me solve a mystery!!!
In Germany, we use a spice called "bohnenkraut" to cook beans with. It's supposed to help with gas, i guess, but the flavor is really lovely. I had no idea what it was in English. In recipes, they call it Sommer Bohnenkraut.
Well, turns out the botanical name is Satureja hortensis. Which is.. Summer Savory!
I guess I could put another label on my bottles now ...
Your soup sound so marvelous.... and not only because it helped me solve this mystery of the Herb for Beans (-: Thanks for sharing it!
Welcome @vfk! That is really interesting. I am familiar with "sommer" and of course, "kraut" but had never heard summer savory's German name.
My background is Mennonite, so have roots in the Netherlands with ancestor movement through Germany & Russia and then on to Canada. This is one of the traditional foods that travelled with them & was passed on to the next generations.
I do enjoy this soup now. It is really good. I hope you can get a chance to make it too.
I am now on a quest to find some summer savory just to try this soup. Something about handwritten recipes just scream comfort food to me. Thank you!
You are welcome. Summer savory is easy to grow too.