Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard..........4/12/2012
This week's Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard is all about Herbs & Spices. As many of you know, I grow and preserve a lot of our herbs and spices.
This is our blurry Spice Cabinet
Bottom shelf with some of the jars in the front removed.
I grow and preserve the Herbs & Spices that we use the most, with the exception of Pepper. A lot of the herbs are perennials. So, once there in the garden or container,.you don't have to plant them again! Herbs are easy and boy what a savings! I'm sure you've seen the prices in the store!
The Oregano & Chives are growing nicely right now.
Yes, I do grow the oregano right in the garden. It does get trimmed heavily many times a year. I have never had a problem with it getting out of control. Since I'm married to "The Italian" you can never really have too much Oregano!!
This is Chocolate Mint grown in a container.
We have several varieties of mint. They are all grown in containers.
This Thyme is really taking off!
I have 4 varieties of Thyme. I'm not sure if the Lemon Thyme made it through the winter. Thyme can be funny like that. Sometimes it will be around for many years and sometimes it just dies.
This is a Rosemary plant that I grew from seed last year.
I can't believe it survived the winter inside and has new growth! That's a first!
The Tarragon is coming up.
The Sage bush is greening up nicely too!
I've done some detailed posts on how to preserve Herbs & Spices in the past. If you would like to read more about it just click here and here and here.
How's your Cupboard these days?? Anything good going in or out??