Adding Herbs & Spices to your recipes is a great way to add a bit pizazz to your cooking. They are vital ingredients in many dishes adding flavour, aroma, colour, texture and even nutrients to the food. A herb is the fragrant leaves of any of various annual or perennial plants that grow in temperate zones and do not have woody stems. A spice is a pungent or aromatic seasoning obtained from the bark, buds, fruit , seeds, stems or roots of various plants and trees. Some may have preservative or medicinal properties.