I went back down to New Mexico recently to help with a truckload of 40 wild horses. While scrambling up the hill beyond the corral to try and get a decent snap of the new arrivals, I realised I was surrounded by bush upon bush of wild sage. Yaldi! It’s the aroma that got me. I love frying sage leaves in hot hot olive oil to create a crispy, musky garnish (or if you’re like me, you’ll make a meal out of the crispy sage alone!)
If you know what you’re looking for, you can find loads of herbs growing around Scotland too. I used to love hunting for wild thyme on Beinn Na Lap! We should always make use of the natural larder surrounding us.