I have recently become very interested in cooking and I would like to learn how to use herbs. Coming from a foreign cuisine, I never really learned to distinguish between the many herbs/seasonings my mom used and I feel like that has created a big barrier for me in terms of learning to cook. Also, being on a college budget, I can't really experiment over and over with new dishes. So I was wondering if anyone knew a great method to test out herbs/seasonings besides just sticking them in my mouth as they are. Currently I just test out new herbs/seasonings using plain rice, but I am looking for easier and/or better mediums to test with.