The Mediterranean herb, sage, is pungent and slightly bitter. This flavor adds a real kick to your soups and casseroles in the winter. Keep a pot on your windowsill so that you always have fresh sage ready to use.
To make a special onion and sage stuffing use brioche crumbs in place of bread crumbs for a luxury version. Add some fresh lemon zest to add more flavors.
To make the classic Italian dish known as Saltimbocca cook your chicken with thin slices of Parma ham and sage and serve with tasty polenta.
To make a delicious pesto, combine walnuts and sage instead of the traditional pine nuts and basil. Puree them in a food processor with oil and Parmesan cheese to make a nice bruschetta topping or to serve over pasta.