Friday, June 17, 2011
For the past half year Libby and I have been sifting through this bag at meal time to find our thyme, sage, and oregano. Last fall we filled this paper bag with herbs we picked from our CSA. Whenever we cook we take a sprig and crush it into our cooking. This bag has lasted us through the year, and now our new thyme and oregano plants are filling up the outdoor pot we planted them in. As a result we haven't had to buy any this year. It's surprising how little space and effort it takes to grow enough basic cooking herbs for a couple. A pot on the deck or a few snips from the fields of your local farm is all you need, and for virtually no cost. All it takes is a little planning ahead to have responsibly sourced herbs year round.