Everyday Inspirations

 
 
indoor herb garden
My little herb garden has oregano, rosemary, thyme, basil and cilantro
{angie}
Being earth week and all (it's not officially Earth Day until Thursday, but who am I to complain if people want to extend their exaggerated earth-loving behavior for a whole week?), I figure it's a good time to write about my little herb garden. There's nothing quite like cooking with fresh herbs, but it can get rather expensive and wasteful if you're buying them from the grocery store. I definitely don't have a green thumb, but it's really quite simple and inexpensive to get it started and I love the way it brightens up my dining room window. I got these wooden plant boxes (complete with a tray to catch excess water) from Ikea and purchased the plants from a local market for about $3-$4 each. You can make it even cheaper if you are patient and grow them from seeds, but a month later, I am still anxiously awaiting my cilantro and it just started sprouting a week ago. The boxes are perfect because the plants are still individually potted so they are mobile if needed. Last night we made grilled chicken in a marinade of olive oil and red wine vinegar with fresh rosemary, thyme, oregano, and garlic. Cooking fresh is so rewarding. 
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