Of course. An herb garden.
I grow an herb garden every year. I find the process of planting things relaxing, and I find the process of eating fresh herbs delicious. Win, win! The herbs change, except for my little thyme plant, which keeps on coming back from the brink of death every spring.
We did our planting last week, and these things are starting to sprout. Basil, thyme, rosemary and mint. We’ve got the makings of a Simon & Garfunkel album, right in our backyard.
What to do with all these delicious herbs? I’ll talk about that more in the weeks to come, but here’s a quick tip — put some fresh thyme in your pasta sauce. Any jar of pasta sauce will do. Add in some thyme leaves and — poof — that Prego spaghetti sauce has a depth of flavor you didn’t know was possible. All because of this little guy:
One last thing … I planted some flowers, too, and I need to share the awesomeness of my violas. All my violas last year got covered in some kind of mold and died, which made me sad, but these are thriving, which makes me happy. Aren’t they pretty?