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Shopping trip

On my way home from a quick trip over the holiday weekend, I made a quick detour for some supplies. Yes, friends, you see what you think you see. Game on.

Green Thumb Sunday: One up, three down

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

Lucky seven (snails)

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed our sage developing holes. Lots and lots of holes. “Something’s eating your sage,” The Unicorn said as we left for work on a recent morning. “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” I said. “Perhaps it’s snails.” I shook my head. I hadn’t seen a snail outside in weeks. Maybe months! It’s [...]

Operation Emergency Herbs

A couple weeks before I married The Unicorn, we were frantically trying to get our house in order for the Impending Arrival of The Families. Wait a second, you’re probably thinking. Can you please back up to the whole “married” bit? Oh, right. I kind of forgot to mention it, but The Unicorn and I [...]

Green Thumb Sunday: Herbs for our pots

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

The plucky herb

When I got home from work Monday night, Fatemeh said, “There’s an herb growing out there on the patio.” “A what?” I asked. “An herb,” she said. “I don’t know what kind it is, but Stella tried to eat it.” Sure enough, when I went out to water the containers, there it was, grown big [...]

Watering results in only partial success

The experiment in which I actually water the plants has now been in effect for approximately two weeks, give or take a watering or two. While I was gone to New York for a family reunion, Fatemeh picked up the slack in my stead, and had the pleasure of learning just how much water two [...]

Basil storage failure

For the second summer in a row, I’m missing out on the opportunity to run outside and cut fresh herbs for whatever I’m cooking. And sure, I manage to get by just fine with farmer’s market supplies, but I really miss that part of cooking where I don’t have to worry for a second about [...]

Thyme for a bloody

I’ve got an experiment in the works. My hypothesis? Those who didn’t like the Sadie would, indeed, like the thyme-infused vodka in another set of clothes. Tomato-based clothes. I came to this theory while daydreaming about what other ingredients go with thyme. A giant tomato floated into my consciousness, and, well, it couldn’t have hit [...]

The infusion begins

I should have waited until this morning to go to the farmer’s market, but I couldn’t do it. There was a bundle of thyme available at Whole Foods, and I have the Sadie in my sights. I’m a girl that embraces signs, symbols and all kinds of mysterious stuff. On Saturday night, I took one [...]