Look what arrived in the mail?
Tadaa! Lots and lots of bay leaves! 5-6 leaves (Mcormicks Brand costs like $3.60) Thanks Shanny!
She even sent me seeds of two varieties of Bay leaves! How thoughtful! Hope they can grow here though - I think they need lower temperatures. It's all in Swiss! I don't understand but will try growing them like herbs :)
Thank you for the postcard as well! Thanks Shanny! You make this food lover a happy man! I can't wait to use them! Here's some info on bay leaves from Wikipedia.
"Bay leaves can also be crushed (or ground) before cooking. Crushed bay leaves impart more of their desired fragrance than whole leaves, and there is less chance of biting into a leaf directly."
Cooked this chicken that's first marinated in yogurt and then dipped in Japanese bread crumbs and deep fry. Yum! Juicy and tender, yet crispy on the outside.
Served with medium grain calrose rice. Yummy!