Fabric, Kona Cottons

November 21st – Parsley…The Important Herb

Photo by Pixaby

Today’s Kona Cotton color of the day is Parsley.

Parsley is a very important herb that doesn’t get enough credit. I didn’t really give this herb much thought until I cooked a very special dish and found out what an important role this herb played.

Last year in the spring, I came across some Marsala wine for Passover. Being someone that keeps Kosher, I hadn’t seen this particular wine available in the 10 years prior. I decided to get some thinking I would make some dish or other. Going back nearly 20 years, I remembered this fabulous chicken marsala that I had eaten at a restaurant once. That restaurant is now long since gone, but I thought maybe I could try to replicate it. I had found a chef online that gave step by step instructions to make the chicken marsala – GREAT recipe by the way and SO much easier than I expected it to be. But at the end of the instruction, the chef said to put almost 2 tablespoons of parsley in the sauce. I thought he was daft. Because I mean…why? Just…why?! I had always used parsley as a plating decor thing or to add a little color to the food, blend it well with other Italian seasonings…. but virtually on it’s own in a marsala sauce?? No. It’s a bitter herb. BUT! That’s what this dish needed! The marsala wine is sweet on its own, even though a lot gets cooked out in the process. But the parsley just balanced out the sweet to utter perfection! Man! My mouth waters just thinking about this! I think I’m having me some Chicken Marsala this weekend!!

So let’s see if Parsley, uh…. the color…. can balance out another quilting palette!

Kona Parsley Palette by Kathleen Reynolds and Coolors for Sew Charming Quilts

And just like that there is a fabulous color palette waiting for you to try!

Let us know what’s on your cutting table today!

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