Meet My 3 Sages (Video)

I have 3 varieties of sage growing in my yard. I use them all year long.

They are all 3 Salvia officinalis, but each one has a slightly different characteristic.

Salvia officinalis: Regular ol’ sage
Salvia officinalis: Purpurascens
Salvia officinalis: Berggarten

Let me introduce them to you and one of my very favorite ways to prepare them!


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Great idea, thank you for sharing!


I love your videos, Kami. It’s like getting to spend time with you again, hanging out in the garden and kitchen. Thanks for the uplift..and your haircut is cute as a button. xox


You need to have a show on the Food Network channel!

Natasha in Oz

Thank you for joining the #sundaysdownunder linky party. I’ve pinned and tweeted your post. I loved your video too-thanks so much for the run down on all the different types of sage.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz


Sage is one of my favorite herbs. Thanks for sharing and linking up to Saturday Sparks. You have been featured today.
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Jennifer at Purposeful Nutrition and The Entwife's Journal

I have to say I didn’t know there were so many different kinds of sage. My sage bush died last winter and I should replant but it will have to wait one more year at this point.
Thanks for sharing at Wildcrafting Wednesday.

Alexis Scheuerman

Wonderful video! You look great!! And the sage instruction is something I will have to try. Sage is one of my allies.

Kristine Stranhe

Thank you for this video. I love your simple ways to incorporate herbs into common dishes. I love your book too!


Thanks for the lovely video.


Absolutely love the title of the video! and so great to know about the differences. Appreciate the video and showing us what the sage looks like after dry roasting. Looking forward to having more sage in my dishes!


Love these tips Kami! I like roasting sage with olive oil and placing this on butternut squash pasta. Now thinking the dry roast will be way better and am excited to try! Mahalo!

Ionuț Barbu

Hello Kami .
Great idea , thank you for sharing it .
If possible can you please tell me if you grow your sage plant in shade ?
Looks taller than the ones I’ve seen and longer leaves ..
I also grow the purple sage , really nice colour and taste .
All the best .
Kind Regards


This is so awesome! I’ve never seen sage dry-roasted like this before! How long can this be stored now? And what’s the best way to store it?