Storage Tips: When shopping for fresh Tri-Color Sage, look for deep silvery green leaves combined with white, pink and purple, that are not wilted.
Wash and dry fresh Tri-Color Sage when you bring it home from the store, then wrap in slightly dampened paper towels and store in a clear plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Usage Ideas: Tri-Color Sage is specially used as garnish, but it is edible and has the same culinary uses as regular sage.
Sage pairs well with poultry, pork, lamb, stew and hardy vegetables like carrots, beans, and peas. It is commonly used in combination with marjoram, oregano, and thyme in herb blends like poultry seasoning.
Fun Facts: Tri-Color Sage is original from the Mediterranean region. Ancient Egyptians and Greeks used sage as a traditional medicine. During Medieval Times, sage was used in Central Europe as a blend against the plague, because rats didn’t like it’s fragrance. Nowadays due to the same reason, sage is used as an ant repeller.