Saturday, March 31, 2012


I love to cook with fresh herbs, but that can be pricey if you buy them at the market.  If you grow your own, you can always have a fresh supply of delicious herbs on hand for cooking, making tea, or whatever you want to use them for.  I live in an apartment, so I grow my herbs in pots on my balcony.  If my kitchen had windows, I would probably grow them in the kitchen near the windows.  If I lived in a house with a yard, I would grown them outside, too.  One day I might try to grow lettuce, onion, & garlic, but for now I'll stick with herbs.  

I grow:

sweet mint
flat leaf parsley
lavender (not an herb, but great in homemade salt scrubs)

I found a great website recently that will teach you how to garden in small spaces without spending a lot of money: Urban Organic Gardener.  He explains things better than I can, so check out his site for great ideas!


  1. You should try lavender salt and sugar in your cooking, I think you'd be pleasantly surprised by the results.  Lavender salt is amazing on fish, or in yogurt based cole slaw, and the sugar really elevates dessert in an unexpected way.  Just throw a few sprigs in a jar of kosher or sea salt, and a jar of sugar.

  2. Thanks for the tip!  My aunt uses lavender in her sugar, but I've never tried it myself.  I have plans to make blueberry lavender gelato one day, too...


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