Is this not gorgeous? Mary’s bucket ‘o chives in full bloom. Love it! She has had it for several years, and it has reseeded itself over the years but how wonderful it is to see these tasty little morsels in full bloom.
Buy some herbs and plant them! You can justify the small cost because there is NOTHING better for your recipes than fresh herbs. Sublime! The other cost justification is that fresh herbs can be pricey. It’s so much fun to run outside and pick them when you need them. One of the true joys of summer! Even if you only have a small balcony, or just a small front porch, or a window for that matter, just use a large container like the one in the picture, and there you have it! Your very own garden of fresh herbs.
I also bought my first Nasturtium for food. Yes, that’s flowers folks. Got them from Neff’s farms at Bradley Fair ( Tuesday 4 to 7 ) along with Texas Tarragon. I love the peppery acidic taste of the blooms and the leaves, which on this variety of Alaska, reminds me of tomatoes! The leaves are a lovely varigated variety amd are so pretty. The Texas Tarragon is suppose to be hardier than it’s French cousin because of it being indigenous to Texas. I also think it’s a little sweeter. The leaf is a bit larger too. And of course, there is always basil to use with your fresh tomatoes and a little fresh mozzarella. Yum!