Nothing Says Seasons Greetings Like Sage!

With Halloween come and gone, the Christmas season is now just around the corner. For O’Hanlon Herbs, December is one of the busiest months of the year for production, as Irish families being to prepare for their Christmas dinners, which typically include fresh cut herbs to flavour up those traditional dishes. Sage is one of the most popular herbs for the holiday season, as it is great for seasoning on meats.

For culinary purposes, sage can be used both fresh and dried. Sage leaves are a great addition for many types of meat, such as pork, beef, duck and chicken recipes, and not forgetting that roast turkey dinner! Sage is also the perfect herb to add to your Christmas stuffing to make a spectacular showstopper. Why not try this deliscious stuffing recipe – it’s bound to be a new firm favourite and family tradition!

Sage is not only the perfect herb during the Christmas season; it can also have a positive effect on human health*. Research has shown that sage can increase recall abilities and memory retention. It can also assist with inflammation issues, particularly in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts.

The growing season for sage at O’Hanlon Herbs tends to be early December up to Christmas. It’s the most popular herb during the holidays, so pick up a potted sage plant to use for your roast dinner at your local grocer before they run out! Have a wonderful holiday season from all at O’Hanlon Herbs and!

*It is the policy of not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment. Always consult a qualified healthcare practitioner for advice if you suffer with an illness, symptom or health issue.