info: Parsley is a leafy green herb with a fresh bright flavor. It is mainly used as a garnish or seasoning.
storage: Store unwashed in the refrigerator crisper drawer for up to one week.
preparation: Wash in cold water. Chop to desired size/consistency.
Use fresh as a garnish or in a salad.
from History of Parsley
The Ancient Greeks simply associated parsley with death as it was supposed to have sprung from the blood of Archemorus, whose name meant ‘Forerunner of Death.’ Homer tells of chariot horses being fed parsley by warriors prior to battle. Victors at funeral games were crowned with parsley. The saying ‘to be in need of parsley’ was their way of saying that someone was terribly ill and not expected to survive. It was never served at the dining table because it was held sacred to oblivion and the defunct.
Greek gardens often had borders of parsley and rue which led to the saying “Oh! we are only at the Parsley and Rue” to signify when an undertaking was in contemplation and not fully acted upon. …read more