Saturday, May 02, 2009

. Loooooooooooong day. But very nice. We had a break in the days of rain so it was time to run out and try and get the lawn mower through all the very thick, wet grass. And then weed whacking which always is a pain. But most things look nice except the ditch where there is standing water. Some of it is from the rain but the majority of it was from all the rushing water from the water main break 2 doors up from here. What a mess! Nasty, muddy dirt and water everywhere.
Here is what I've been doing this week. I am no good at growing plants and things but really love fresh herbs. But don't want to pay the prices! So I decided to go and buy some and try my luck. Aren't they nice?
The one on the right is a mix of 5 different herbs that was already mixed (sounds good and easy to me). They are : sage, thyme, basil, chives, and rosemary (which I really don't care for at all but I'll try it fresh, maybe it's better). The pot on the left (which I planted myself, thank you very much) is dill and this fabulous smelling and tasting spicy globe basil. I can barely restrain from eating the whole plant it's so good.
The pot in the back I just planted today. It's oregano and some wonderful pineapple sage. Oh it smells so tasty. And is tasty as well. I have been putting herbs on just about everything. Just so marvelous. I can't wait for the basil to get some more on it so I can make some pasta.
Went to Traders World today which is a gigantic flea market. Found a very nice purse that looks like a Vera Bradley but not. Nice and roomy in a charming black/white print. And a new non-stick skillet (not Teflon which is very bad for the birds if it overheats) and .... the best treasure of all: a knitting book. "The Art of Fair Isle Knitting" by Ann Feitelson. And it was only $4.00. Woot.
I'm very tired and my little arms are sore from swinging the weed whacker around. So until next time. Have a great, knitty weekend.

1 comment:

Robin said...

I love my herbs!!!!! I'll ask my son how to make the Rosemary Chicken he made once when he visited. It was super easy and VERY tasty. I love tomato, basil, and mozzarella (melted slightly) on bagel chips. Yum!