Hello, old lady speaking here. I have actually made it through my birthday yesterday (which was totally a baby party with my mom friends – no shame there) and now that I’m a year older I feel so… The same. Eh. Almost like New Year’s. Am I the only one? Pretty-please tell me no.
Today we spent a gorgeous day outside, planting herbs. They are an ingredient I generously use in my cooking all the time (as evidenced in this gorgeous pasta dish) and I’ve been spending an insane amount of money on them. Last year I was scared out of my mind that I could somehow catch a bug from outside-homegrown herbs and harm my unborn baby. Yeah, I was that kind of preggo. #cuckoo
But now we’ve got gorgeous pots full of lovely green herbs growing outside and just look at the lovely little
helper herb destructor we had with us!
Because I wanted to do this right my reads list this week is kind of a “How to Grow Herbs in Containers” list. Never mind, mmkay? This is a judgment-free zone. I know you just want to read up on this as badly as I wanted to.
- Since we don’t have that much actual land (as in soil on the ground we can plant things into, not wide lands like a British Lord and Lady) we decided to keep our herbs in containers. Plus it makes it a lot easier to move them under covers come a hailstorm (or snow again, beware!). So of course I had to check out the Best Herbs for Container Gardens by BHG!
- I got a teeny-tiny-normal-adult-amount jealous (pshk, judgment-free, remember?) when I saw all these cute Herb Container Gardens. So pretty!
- OK, I may have tried convincing Brani to forget all about that outdoor herb garden and grow a super-duper-awesome Windowsill Vintage-Style Tin Herb Garden like I saw on Apartment Therapy. I swear, AT makes me feel like I should spend more time researching home decor on Pinterest.
- Just rub it in, Apartment Therapy. Just. rub. it. in.
- I have finally learned how to spell cuckoo (as evidenced above) after maybe-probably-likely having typed it in everrrry way possible and shouting at the little red dots appearing underneath every time. Hmmmm, I’m too embarrassed to even link to a dictionary. Also maybe, Brani may have called me said word when I was taking 172 pictures of our baby digging around soil and plucking leaves off the parsley instead of helping him. Wife of the year, or something like that.
So, this week… It’s mostly been chocolate cake.
But also this super delicious steak sandwich I found on jamieoliver.com. Our whole place might have smelled of onions and vinegar but it’s not like I cared. At all.
And then we got some veal (iknowiknowiknow, it said nature beef on the packaging but it was actually veal) and made it into semi-delicious, semi-tear-inducing scallopini milanese (pull yourself together Nora!) and I can only halfway admit it but I ate so, so many.
Have a great weekend! I’ll be detoxing from chocolate cake with, uhm, more baked things (see you on the blog Monday!)…