Talk about aromatherapy!
Today was the day to trim back a few of the herbs in my garden. The oregano and chives are going to seed so they add an extra burst of color in my counter-top bouquet. For this cutting I gathered oregano, lavender, peppermint, chives and fever-few. A light brush of the leaves as I pass them in the kitchen sends a burst of aroma that livens the kitchen. When I start looking for a vase to put flowers in (or in this case, herbs) , I like to find a unique container. Over the years my family has become connoisseurs of different types of root beer. We have collected several different bottles from many different places. I decided to bring one to the kitchen to hold my lovely bouquet of herbs. The clear winner for this project was the Sioux City Sarsaparilla.(who knew there was an “r” in Sarsaparilla? ) Our favorite root beer store is the Old Town Rootbeer Company in Temecula California, an enchanting find of my oldest son while he lived in California.
P.S. I tossed in a bit of cilantro from the store just for good measure. That’s not cheating is it?