Saturday, April 28, 2012

There's Actual...Growth!

I love fresh herbs. 
How about you? 

I usually cook with lots of dried herbs since they are handy and inexpensive compared to fresh herbs from the store. 
I guess some might call me an herb and spice junkie.

Back in our 31 Day Series - 31 Minutes to a More Organized Life we talked about the importance of freshness. When I cook, I like having everything handy. Even my husband was glad I found this solution for keeping our herbs and spices handy.

And, since I use so many spices in my cooking, even a one year supply is bulk for me. So, I needed a cute way to organize and store the bulk

Fresh herbs - would be a so handy, healthy, and inexpensive!
And, they would taste so good.

I can just imagine how good olive and feta pinwheels would taste with fresh rather than dried. I'm Greek, and I was raised that practically everything has oregano in it - even salad toppers. And, Chicken Pesto Cavatappi just wouldn't be the same without it.

Rosemary is another biggy for me.
Our Easy Rosemary Pasta wouldn't even have a name without it!

So, last week I took a chance and planted a small herb garden.



There's growth - actual growth!
See that cilantro?!
I'm so...encouraged! 

Usually by now everything is limp. Or, yellow. Or covered in yucky parasites. I'm actually thinking of making some salsa and tossing in some cilantro!

Oh, in case you can't tell, I chose to plant cilantro, basil, Greek oregano, and rosemary. Stay tuned for planty updates. And, hopefully lots more tasty, quick, and healthy recipes with fresh herbs very soon!

Do you use a lot of herbs and spices? 
Do you have your very own herb garden? 
Tell us the happy - or sad - details! 
You can leave a link to your own planty post in the comments, too!

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