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.


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!


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.


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.


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


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 series


chives series


basil series

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

June 7, 2011

Pick Your Own

Update on the growing progress…

garden boxes

Sugar snap peas creeping up.

snap peas_picnik

Zucchini, yellow squash, and cucs sprawling.


Broccoli that is flourishing!  Thanks Kully!


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


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


Chives blowing in the breeze.


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!


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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