Category Archives: herbs

Addicted to herbs

Hmmm. . . maybe that wasn’t the best title.  If you stumbled on this post by accident, let me just tell you now, it’s about HERBS FOR COOKING. So if you’re thinking of something else, you’d better just move along. … Continue reading

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Preserving herbs

A couple of weeks ago I tried something I’d always thought about doing but had never actually done before.  I dried some herbs! Yes, I know, my life is full of excitement. It was the very soul of simplicity–I just … Continue reading

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An abundance of basil

Notice how I did NOT say an overabundance of basil?   In my opinion, you can never have too much. Trevor was a bit surprised when I came home with a(nother) basil plant from the grocery store the other day. … Continue reading

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Getting stuff done

I know I shared with you quite a while ago about my new method for keeping basil from the grocery store fresh. I just pop it in a short glass of water on the kitchen table and it keeps perky … Continue reading

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The basil method

I know I’ve mentioned before that I have a hard time keeping fresh basil around for cooking.  When I buy it “fresh” in those little plastic boxes, the fridge is too cold for it and it turns black after a … Continue reading

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Fresh herbs!

I can’t believe it–I actually found some fresh, growing, potted herbs!  Yay, Cash Wise! I have been really missing having fresh herbs available at all times in the garden–so it was exciting to find some plants on my last trip … Continue reading

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Of squill, clippers, and corn

It seems like there’s something new coming up in the gardens every day—a couple of days ago I noticed these little guys peeking up. It looks like I need to pull grass, I know, but really it’s Scilla.  This is … Continue reading

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Another good recipe

I was perusing my favorite cookbook, Local Flavors (by Deborah Madison), the other night, and I came across another recipe I wanted to try. Actually, I had some mushrooms left over from a different recipe I’d made, so I was … Continue reading

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Getting out in the garden

I am really feeling the itch to get out in the garden. . . aren’t you?  I think it’s the gorgeous winter we’ve been having—it’s really felt much like spring for quite a while now. I know I have a … Continue reading

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More local flavors

This weekend I did some more cooking from my fabulous Local Flavors cookbook.  It is exciting for me to still have carrots and potatoes from my garden in storage in the basement and various other vegetables in the freezer—this time … Continue reading

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