Posts tagged ‘Herbs’

July 27, 2011

Herb Conserve

The herbs are growing wild around here!  Even though I only spent a dollar per seed packet, I don’t want the fruits of my labor to go to waste.

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Are you noticing a trend around here?  I don’t like to waste!  I never knew how strongly I felt about it until I started writing about it.  So glad blogging helped me learn that about myself!

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So anyway…I made more herb butter.  It considered drying some, but it’s just so humid!  I couldn’t think of a cool, dry place to dry them properly.

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I also have been told that they can be frozen in water in ice cube trays, but I didn’t have any ice cube trays.

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Besides, butter is just better than water.  It gives your food even more flavor!

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I made them really concentrated.  That way I get more flavor bang for my calorie buck.  Now they are tucked away safely in my freezer, just waiting to kick my dinners up a notch.  Bang!

Oregano!

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Chives!

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Basil!

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Do you worry about wasting food?  Or does your quirkiness shine in another area of your life? Open-mouthed smile

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June 7, 2011

Pick Your Own

Update on the growing progress…

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Sugar snap peas creeping up.

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Zucchini, yellow squash, and cucs sprawling.

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Broccoli that is flourishing!  Thanks Kully!

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Pink Chard!  And we have some yellow too!  So nice to see more color than green.

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Basil blossoming.  When I need a pick me up I just stick my head in this pot.  So refreshing!

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Chives blowing in the breeze.

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Lopsided Oregano.  Even though I put seeds in the entire pot, it only grew in 3/4.  Odd.  But I totally thought it wasn’t going to grow at all since the ones I started indoors completely flopped, literally and figuratively.  So I’m happy!

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And now my mind is stirring with ideas to use my fresh produce and herbs.  I absolutely cannot wait for my peas for salads and snacking!

What’s your favorite vegetable picked straight from the garden?

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