Sage is a herb commonly used in cooking to add an earthy flavor. Other herbs and spices that pair well with it are garlic, rosemary, and bay leaf. The pine and citrus notes of sage are good at cutting through the richness of meats like pork and lamb. Sage is also beneficial in these dishes because of its ability to improve digestion.
Uses: A must when cooking pork and lamb and essential when flavoring your own fatty pork sausages. Sage can also be used in soups, holiday stuffing, pot pies, and squash recipes.