Category Archives: Herbs

Oil and Vinegar

Oil and Vinegar

My herb bed is stunning this year! So, what shall we do with them? Oil and Vinegar anyone?

I cook with herbs every day or nearly every day, so this bed has been a much loved spot this summer.

Now, as summer is winding down, and other beds are slipping away, I am looking for ways to keep my herbs through the coming coolness of fall and winter. I’ve hit on four ideas I’m sharing with you this morning.

Oil and Vinegar

First up I’m making herb infusions of both oil and vinegar. I’ve collected several nice bottles and have begun the process of steeping the herbs with the oils and different vinegar types. I’m also trying a mix of oil and vinegar for the first time this year. We’ll see how that is.

I want some with clarity and sparkle and others with ruddy richness, so I’ve chosen white wine vinegar and a Japanese Saki vinegar as well as Apple cider and Rose vinegar. I’m using Rosemary, Red Rubin Basil, Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil, Dill-vierling and dukat, and garlic and thyme. I’ve put it all in 1quart jars to steep, no sense fiddling with the funnel for this part of the process.

Vinegar and Oil

It starts in a Mason Jar…

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Hot-Hot-Hot Friday Menu

Hot-Hot-Hot Friday Menu

It’s Hot-Hot-Hot here in Texas! Although not nearly as hot as last year, and 100% more moisture, so there’s that! I have a Friday Menu that is sure to please for a summer day.

So, what’s on the menu? Something to cool us down is a good idea I think. Also, I have a treat for you, I’m giving you all of the recipes instead of just one today. = ) (That KeriAnne is so paisley and sweet!)

Hot-Hot-Hot Friday MenuĀ 

Black Bean Lasagna

Pico De Gallo

Corn Dip

Basil Lime Sorbet

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Life is Too Short, Let’s Have Some Rosemary

Life is Too Short, Let’s Have Some Rosemary

Have you ever been in a meeting where every single person has the exact same goal in mind, but yet there are not two involved that can agree on how the goal should be attained? Just wondering.

At least with gardening we can all agree, right? <insert knee slapping laughter here>

Life is Too Short, Let’s Have Some Rosemary

Well, chances are if you are reading this blog at some point you want to stick your hands and some seeds in some dirt and see what becomes of it.

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The Time is Now! Fall Planting Must be Planned Now

The Time is Now! Fall Planting Must be Planned Now

Now is the time to be setting in motion what you’ll be growing in your fall garden. It is time to plan your fall planting.

Fall leaves in Texas

Texas in the fall

If you wait until summer wanes, it will be too late.

Jack B Little Pumpkins

Jack B Little Pumpkins

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Red Rubin Basil Flatbread Recipe, Pesto Recipe, Flatbread Recipe

Red Rubin Basil Flatbread Recipe, Pesto Recipe, Flatbread Recipe

Last week the paisley plant was Red Rubin Basil. I mentioned that my family enjoys Red Rubin Basil Flatbread. I wanted to share that recipe with you.

Purple Pesto

Purple Pesto

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Paisley Plant of the Week: Red Rubin Basil, Herbs, Preserves

Paisley Plant of the Week: Red Rubin Basil, Herbs, Preserves

Basil is a great plant. So what do these three things have in common: Red Rubin Basil, Herbs, Preserves?

It’s easy to grow, versatile in cooking and smells and tastes divine.

The Paisley plant this week is Red Rubin Basil. An upgrade to Opal basil, Red Rubin is a hardy, gorgeous red/purple that really pops in the herb garden.

Red Rubin Basil

Basil “Amethyst Dream”

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