The herbs that survived the move are looking pretty good already. It is nice to have something fresh available while the rest of the garden is still small. The most common ways I use herbs are for cooking, making tea, and mixing drinks. Here is some more info about working with herbs, as well as some recipes for the herbs we have available for sale.
Storing Fresh Herbs
Most herbs will store better in the fridge. The exception would be basil, which likes to be stored at around 50 degrees. Basil might do better on your counter, displayed in a pretty vase. Most herbs will also store better if you put the stems in a bit of water. Just be sure to change the water frequently and remove any leaves that are below the water level like you would a floral bouquet. There are lots of nifty herb keepers available if you are really into herbs but a mason jar with a lid will work just fine too.
Cooking with Fresh Herbs
A lot of herbs have tough stems so removing them before using is usually a good idea. I have seen fancy herb stripper/choppers at kitchen stores if you are into kitchen gadgets but it is easy enough to do by hand. To strip off leaves, first chop off the leaves at the tip; grasp the stem at the top and run your hand down the stem against the growth of the leaves. They should pull right off. To chop, keep gathering the leaves into bundles and chop into tiny pieces.
This is a good salad dressing and also a delicious marinade for pork chops.
1 c apple cider vinegar
2 T dijon mustard
1/4 c lemon juice
1 t salt
1 t pepper
1/2 c olive oil
3 T chopped fresh Tarragon
Catmint makes a good tea and the flowers are also edible. Lemonbalm has a lemony flavor and is good for tea and cooking as well. Both are said to have a relaxing effect. To make tea, use 2 teaspoons fresh herbs per cup of water. Boil the water, and let the leaves infuse in a covered vessel for 10 minutes.
A mojito just isn't a mojito without mint right?
1 t sugar
2 oz rum
Squeeze lime into a glass, add sugar and mint. Stir until sugar dissolves. Fill glass with ice and add rum. Top off with a bit of club soda and give it a stir.