Hello, hello! And here we are, back at another week. I, however, am not too bummed about Monday…since we leave for our trip Saturday! I can’t wait, and am especially excited about the food!
The temperature outside directly affects the cooking going on inside my house. You know the drill, during the Winter nothing is as comforting as a big
glass of wine pot of soup. But when Summer shows up, meals become lighter and more simple. Our favorite Summertime dinner is Caprece salad loaded with basil, corn on the cob and a loaf of crusty bread. And no Summer meal is complete without a jug of sun tea with fresh mint!
Last year I grew tired of buying fresh herbs every week and planted some in our backyard. Problem with that was trying to keep them pure. Between the pool water, pest control and wild kids, I didn’t feel they were edible.
So this year, I’m trying a more controlled environment for our fresh herbs. And thanks to Target, it’s cute and cheap!
1) Start with your container of choice, mine are medium sized buckets from the dollar section at Target. 2) Drill holes in the bottom for proper drainage (I just hammered a nail through). 3) Place a few rocks in the bottom of the pail and plant herbs. I opted for organic soil.
Target also has sets of 5 plant markers for $1. Those and a strip of striped ribbon amp up the cuteness.
I think it helps them to look more polished for inside. It’s so Martha to have fresh herbs at your fingertips while cooking in the kitchen!
Not to mention how cheery they look and yummy they smell.
I like hers better, so I may be transplanting soon! Does your cooking change with the temperature? Do you want to smother everything you eat in basil or cilantro (like me!)?