I have a very small garden with some favourite herbs.  One of them is sage.  I love sage, both watching it grow in my garden and, to eat.  The best flavour description is “pine-like” with hints of eucalyptus and citrus.  It has a great aroma too.  Sage pairs well with many foods and last night I roasted some fresh leaves along with carrots which were coated with a small amount of butter and olive oil.  Fresh sage can easily be incorporated into recipes used in long term care and retirement communities.  Try starting with pork chops or roasted vegetables for instance.

“Sage is a herb native to the Mediterranean, belonging to the Lamiaceae (mint) family along with oregano, lavender, rosemary, thyme, and basil. Due to its high antioxidant capacity, sage can help protect the body’s cells from damage caused by free radicals, which often results in cell death, impaired immunity, and chronic disease.”  

To learn more and see recipes click on the following link written by Megan Ware, RDN