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.

1 comment:

  1. Doesn't it feel great to grow some of your own food? I'm glad to hear that your herbs are thriving. Our basil is alive and well, too. We haven't found occasion to eat any of the chives, yet, even though we don't have a cat to nibble on them.