I’m a proud mother…of an herb garden. My babies [basil, parsley, oregano, rosemary, sage, cherry tomatoes, and banana peppers] have been growing so fast! Granted, I have to thank my mom for remembering to water them, because otherwise they would starve.
We bought the plants from the Amish about a month ago, and I’m loving having fresh herbs and cherry tomatoes on the back deck-the peppers aren’t doing so well. I used to just substitute dried herbs when a recipe called for fresh [cutting the measurement in half- dried herbs are more potent], but fresh always tastes better.
You know who else loves fresh herbs? Japanese beetles. Hate them. I went out to pick some basil a week ago and they were ALL OVER MY BASIL! Mother Nature vs. Mother Nature
The sage is a little bit overzealous and is getting out of control. But thats OK. I’ll just have to make an effort to find more recipes with fresh sage…
And oh-em-gee those cherry tomates are like sugar! They are a million times better than the ones from the grocery. In my salads every day! [slash I eat them almost immediately after picking them…whoops]
Sorry for gushing I just wanted to brag about my children a little bit- I hear that’s normal.
I also want to gush about this song by Miike Snow. It’s awesome. That’s it, it’s just awesome.