If you're like me, you have tons of dried herbs and spices in your pantry or in a cupboard near the stove. I have so many spices that it takes up an entire, small upper cabinet near my stove. By looking at them you'd think I was a gourmet chef!
In my quest to simplify our life and get back to the basics, I'm trying something new by growing my own herbs. I've started with chives, dill, parsley and basil. The chives and dill are slowly coming along, the parsley is taking its sweet time but the basil is looking good!
It has a nice, strong smell and is very flavorful.
I need to learn the proper way of when and how to pick the leaves and one day I'd also like to try drying some.
Maybe some day I'll be able to reclaim that cabinet space by having fewer dried spices that take up so much room and will have more fresh herbs to use in my cooking!
Have you ever grown any fresh herbs?
Till next time,