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Tarragon - Artemisia Dracunculus

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    Posted: 26 March 2012 at 13:08
 
Contributed by: Margaux Cintrano.
 
Firstly, the word Tarragon is linked to the French word, Herbe au Dragon, signifying Little Dragon.
 
This linguistic connection has been derived from the serpentine shape of this herb´s roots.
 
Furthemore, this herb originally hails from China and Russia, and travelled the trade routes in the 13th century carried by the Mongolians. Dating back, it was also used by the Romans who had brought it to England centuries ago however, the cultivating of Tarragon in England, had only begun  in 1548.  
 
Tarragon aromatic herb can grow to a height of approximately two feet. Unlike most herbs, it grows best in partial shade.
 
It had been said, that tarragon has the power to heal liver and heart problems and was utilised by the Chinese, Mongolians, Greeks and Romans.  
 
For the most flavorful tarragon, do utilize the fresh.
 
*** Dishes:
Eggs
Asparagus
White fish varieties
Tarragon Herb Butter
Home Made or Jarred Mayonnaise
Chicken and / or feathered game
 
 
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