Amherst Magazine

Spiced-Up Val

Valentine’s head chef, Jeremy Roush, worked with others to plant an herb garden outside the dining hall last fall. During the growing season, he and his staff use a variety of the herbs in meals they create. Here are some of the herbs that grow in the garden and examples of Valentine specialties that make use of each.  


Basil➛Pesto sauce

Lemon frost thyme➛Roast chicken

Greek oregano➛Pizza sauce


French lavender➛Herbs de Provence mixture

Chocolate mint➛Leg of lamb

Pineapple sage➛Stuffing and herb butter

Photo by Rob Mattson