Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


Every Sunday I try to make a lunch consistent with Jade’s expectations.  Last Sunday I just wasn’t feeling it and wandered around the garden humming Scarborough Fair until I was forced to act.

Thank God for all of those herbs in the garden!  I put them in everything 🙂


Roasted vegetables always work for Jade.  I sprinkled on some herbs.


She also never says no to fresh green beans, especially with lardon.  I sprinkled on some herbs.


No brainer for the pork fillet; olive oil, garlic and salt.   And the herbs.


A little grilling.


And voila!  Sunday lunch sorted.


Grilled Pork Fillet with Herbs


1 small pork tenderloin, about 2 lbs

4 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

1 handful each, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, chopped

Stab the pork all over with a sharp knife.  Make a paste with the garlic, oil, salt and about half of the herbs.  Rub the herb paste into the pork and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Grill the pork, off flame, top down at 400 F for 1 hour.

Roasted Vegetables

4 large potatoes, cut into chunks

4 carrots, thick sliced

2 onions, cut into eighths

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp of reserved mixed herbs

Salt and pepper

Mix everything together and roast in a 350 F oven for 45 minutes-1 hour.

Green Beans

1/2 cup lardon batons or chopped bacon

2 shallots, thinly sliced

1 lb green beans steamed

Mixed herbs

Cook the lardon in a skillet until it begins to brown.  Add the shallots and cook until soft.  Add the green beans and toss to coat with bacon and shallots.  Sprinkle with mixed herbs.

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27 Responses to Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

  1. rathodpurvi says:

    lovely images and also the song.. loved this version of Scarborough fair 🙂

  2. Cynthia says:

    I have just added green beans to my grocery list for today. 😉

  3. abrooke65 says:

    Gorgeous. Garlic, herbs and Garfunkel! Pefect.

  4. fionaward says:

    You’ve made that look all so easy 🙂 I’ve only just started cooking green beans. I’m loving them with thinly sliced garlic and butter, but I will try them with shallot and bacon next time, thank you!

  5. Love herbs on meat!

  6. MixerUpper says:

    Hey Rosemary, Lunch looks great! My breakfast dish is not so elaborate, but you may find it humorous that I do the same thing:

    Great song…

  7. Beautiful! Yum!

  8. Made nice background music to reading your post! You’re onto something here! Nice dish – thank God it’s dinner time….

  9. You do it the right way – lots and lots of herbs. I hate the word garnish, and you sure don’t garnish:)

  10. Conor Bofin says:

    I well remember when it came out. Lovely looking pork.

  11. Mad Dog says:

    That’s a vision of beauty sitting on the barbecue 😉

  12. I couldn’t live without my fresh herbs, and they are the one thing I can consistently grow with my sun or lack of it situation. What a fantastic and perfect Sunday meal came from your musical inspiration!

  13. What a lovely lunch!

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