The one on the left is named Burton, he's from Whole foods.
He's been with me for a few weeks now and is doing fairly well.
And this is Churchill (on the right), the new addition! He's from a nice lady from the craft fair in town. He's much bigger than Burton, but they still get along fine. They are having no problems sharing the sunny window sill so far.
Their basil leaves helped me to make my delicious grain free gluten free crackers. They are also having a splendid time doing photosynthesis in my kitchen.
I decided to buy some herb plants this summer, why not!? They are pretty and practical. I don't know about you, but I always get a little frustrated when a recipe has about 10 different herbs and spices. Yes, I understand how critical each one is in the balance of flavor, but it doesn't make it easy! Having a few herb plants around will enable me to knock off a few recipes on my list that I keep putting off because I never have fresh herbs. I hate buying fresh herbs too at the store because they come in packets that are either too big to use at once, or they are cut and not "fresh" looking at all. At Whole Foods a few weeks ago I also bough
I am planning on making some basic basil pesto with my plants leaves. I have never made any pesto before, and I want to make the most classic recipe before branching out. I've had pine nuts in my pantry patiently waiting for over a year now (has it been that long?!) This weekend my mom and I are planning a shopping trip (and shopping is conveniently located to our closest Whole Foods, which is over an hour away!) so I will be able to purchase some good parmesan cheese. Presto Pesto!
The weather today is not soo good. Where is the sun for my lovely planties!?