I recently heard a talk by a Master Gardener on the subject of erbs, or is it herbs? Phil Roudebush from Shawnee County spoke knowledgeably and kept us entertained while giving us a good overview of the subject. He defined herbs as “…any plant with leaves, seeds or flowers used for flavoring, food,drink, medicine or perfume.” or “…a part of such a plant as used in cooking”.
As for pronunciation, Roudebush said either with or without the h is acceptable.
Here are two great webpages that provide much more on herbs. One is for The Herb Society of America, and is loaded with images and information. The Moosewood blog covers the cooking and recipes. Take some time to explore the sites and subject.
ps-herbs are generally easy to grow…
FYI-the Moosewood page is a bit slow to load.