Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen has a weekend herb blogging event that I thought I'd join since I don't have any cute puppies or kittens to show off for the other weekend blogging events.
I thought it would be fun since I love herbs more than anything. My fridge always has a stash of fresh thyme, oregano, cilantro, parsley and basil. Except it's Friday night - 11:01 to be exact and the cilantro, basil and dill look disgusting - off to compost for them. So here's what's in the fridge until I hit the market tomorrow.
oregano, parsley, mint & thyme (and of course I'm hearing Simon & Garfunkel in my head)
Since my favorites - basil & rosemary are missing (well the rosemary is not missing, it's still doing okay on my front porch in the dark and will for most of the winter (on the porch, that is) - they're hardy!!!), I thought I'd show you what they looked like in August.
This is a wonderful fragrant bunch of basil I picked up at a farmer's market and it's sitting on my mantle beside my favorite painting. It's all about Brando and done by my favorite local artist Joey Dammit!! Check it out here The basil really didn't last very long before it became pesto....oh well.
Here's some different types of basil I had in pots on my front porch. They didn't make it very long either before they got spindly and finally met their maker.
My rosemary plant is now a much darker green, but it still packs quite a punch and I love being able to just open my front door and snip some off for delicious roasted chicken and potatoes.
That's it for now and I must say that the herbs I'll find tomorrow won't be nearly as gorgeous or as fragrant as the ones I found this summer, but it's November in Toronto and we can only do the best we can.
Related link: Weekend Herb Blogging