Spring has Sprung

This year I am starting an herb garden, which is a project that I have been wanting to work on for a long time now. My idea is to grow the herbs out of mason jars so that they are both decorative and mobile.  For this project I have chosen to work with basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, rosemary and thyme.  This method could also be adapted to work with any other herbs.  Each individual herb is grown out of a separate jar which allows for both accessibility and better climate control for each species.

IMG_2056Because the mason jars do not have any way to drain out excess water they need sand or gravel at the bottom to keep the seeds from being over watered.  This is a play on a dish garden.

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New Horizons

This is it!

Greetings fellow class members of August ’15!  Im really exited to meet with you and to see your sites. Im sure we have a lot to learn from one another.

I ran a blog last year on wordpress.com but eventually let it fizzle out due to having a busy work and personal life.  After a year of dormancy I returned to give it a good kick back to life. Then I thought to myself “Why not make a clean start and go self-hosted?” After looking at other sites I noticed that there is a lot more flexibility in the design and layout if you go self-hosted.  What really made my decision to switch was the recipe plugins. For a blog about food and recipes I thought this would be very important!

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Farmer’s Market

Living Local

I have recently heard of the Westminster Farmer’s Market.  This Friday I decided to check it out for the first time.  For such a small community I was surprised to see just how many farms were represented.  I would highly recommend anyone who has never been to a farmers market to check one out.  It is amazing to see the wide variety of products available that go far beyond any mass-produced supermarket varietals.  Something as simple as a tomato can become a work of art that tastes equally amazing, plus the freshness of something picked the same day simply can’t be beat.  I ended up getting a half dozen Japanese Eggplant from Woodland Ridge Farm. I’m looking forward to some baked stuffed eggplant later this week.

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