My Herb Garden is Blooming!

When I retired, one of the things that I wanted to do with my extra time was to cook healthier meals for Al and me.  So instead of just opening cans, I tried to use more and more fresh vegetables and fruit in the recipes that I made.  And many of these recipes also used fresh herbs.  Al pointed out that not only were these fresh herbs expensive to buy, they never came in the exact amount that was needed, and I always ended up throwing away the *expensive* leftovers.  So I decided that I needed a fresh herb garden and last year I planted some herbs in pots on my back patio.  I wanted perennial herbs so that they would come back year after year, and so I bought chives, oregano, sage, rosemary, tarragon, and thyme.

They did all come back this spring – yeah! – and now some are blooming.  I am already looking forward to using these fresh herbs in my cooking, and I’m so pleased that I got the extra bonus of flowers.

Thyme blooming

Sage blooming

Chives blooming and Oregano to the left

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About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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