The wispy, fernlike green leaves of dill provide a soft, sweet taste while the seeds provide a stronger, slightly bitter flavor. Dill is unique as you can use both the leaves and seeds as a seasoning. Dills unique healing benefits have been noted for many years and are used today.
Mix dill with cucumber and yogurt for a fresh dip, use it to complement your favorite fish dish or add it to your favorite egg salad. Dill seeds have often been used to soothe stomachs after meals, so place some in a bowl on the table for your guests to enjoy!
Fresh dill can be stored in the refrigerator wrapped in a damp paper towel or with its stems placed in a container of water. Dill is extremely fragile and will only keep for about two days, no matter your storage method. Freeze dill in water-filled ice cube trays to create cubes that can later be added when cooking soups or stews.