Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient is Sage

Friday Foodie Fix

Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient is Sage

This week’s secret ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is Sage!  If ever there was a week to use sage it will be next week.  I consider it the cornerstone herb for Thanksgiving dinner.  Sage is often used in dishes containing pork, cheese, beans, poultry and stuffing.  It’s a favorite for making sausage.  If you are looking for more seasoning suggestions turn to the back of my favorite book, The Deluxe Food Lover’s Companion (Deluxe Edition).  There they list foods and what seasonings that best go with them.  It’s right after the section on British and American Food and Cooking Terms.  That’s been very helpful for me as I work on my Christmas menu.

For now however, I’m still working on Thanksgiving and making my Pancetta Sage Sausage to use in my gluten and dairy free Stuffing.

Sage is a wonderfully easy herb to grow in a garden.  It’s very hardy and you can really do nothing to and it looks like this.  Yes, this is from my garden.  I love the soft but rough texture of sage.

Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient is Sage

Before we get to the sharing part where you link up recipes that include Sage, I thought I would share some past Secret Ingredients that might be ones you’ll be using next week.

Asparagus, Broccoli, CarrotsCauliflowerCranberries, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Corn, Green Beans, Mushrooms,  Pecans, Pork, PotatoesPumpkin, Spinach, Squash, Sweet Potato, and Whipped Cream.

Please share your recipes via Mr. Linky and if you don’t have a blog please leave them in the comments section.


  • Share your recipe title along with your name and blog name.  example- Diane@ The WHOLE Gang-Crispy Sage
  • Link to your individual post, not your homepage and then link back to this post.  This completes the circle and allows your readers to find more recipes using the secret ingredient.
  • Include your name and recipe title.  Please link back to this post in your recipe post.

Please follow these guidelines so I don’t have to delete your link.  Every week some get deleted.

Next Week’s Secret Ingredient is …..Thanksgiving Inspired Meals-AKA leftovers

December 3rd …… Cabbage

December 10th ……. Ham

December 17th ……. Yams

December 24th ……. Readers choice

December 31st …… Wine


11 Responses to Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient is Sage

  1. Jenn November 19, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    Sage is one of my favorite herbs! Great choice for Friday Foodie Fix right before Thanksgiving!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC November 19, 2010 at 2:59 am #

      Jenn- I'm glad you agree! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  2. Shirley @ gfe November 19, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    I like sage, but don't normally use it by myself. I'm pretty sure my poultry seasoning contains sage. I'm a slacker and use that most of the time.

    Love that you added those links from previous FFF events. I know I need to add some posts to those!

    Happy Friday, HP girl! I see you didn't sleep in much. 😉

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC November 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

      Shirley- running on empty and time for a nap. I'm going to have to send you some sage. Toss whole leaves in oil and crisp them to serve with pork and you'll be hooked. Yes, poultry seasoning does have sage in it. It's usually listed first on the ingredients.

  3. Carol November 19, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    I love sage!! Posting one of my absolute favorite recipes using sage – Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries and Sage. Thanks for hosting!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC November 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

      Carol that sounds like a wonderful combination. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Alisa Cooks November 19, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    This is an herb I really need to use more! I love the earthy flavor.

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC November 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

      Alisa- I love the way it feels too. So soft. But the taste is truly amazing. It can add so much depth to so many dishes.

  5. Kim Maes November 20, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    Hey Ms Sassy Pants, I meant to add this yesterday but my computer battery died while I was in the middle of it and I totally forgot what i was doing when I finally got back on.
    I added my Thanksgiving stuffing with sausage, apples, and sage. And I am so with you on how fun it is to feel the leaves. I molest those poor leaves every time I cook with it! ;0)

  6. Stephanie November 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    I love sage, and definitely need to use it more! Thanks to everyone for some great recipes to try 🙂

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC November 21, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

      Stephanie- thank you for stopping by. I can't wait to try out some of these recipes. What are you cooking?