Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Take What You Can Get

I love to cook. I love to eat. Both are best with fresh ingredients.

While the Dallas Farmer's Market and our neighborhood Newflower Market have great produce and a decent selection of herbs, nothing is better than clipping a few leaves from your own basil plant.

In September, it finally happened. The sun started to drop low enough to enter our wall of south-facing windows. I immediately rushed out to buy a pot, some soil, and a few plants.

I'm happy to report that almost a month later, with the exception of the chives that the cat took a liking to, all of the plants are thriving...basil, oregano, and thyme! We used all three last night on a yellow squash, onion, and garlic pizza.