Monday, July 12, 2010

i never promised you a herb garden yeah, actually you did.  GWH said he would build me a boxed herb garden.  He just didn't say when.  But because I wanted my herbs right here and right now, I decided to do it myself, in a simpler form.  Does it sound like I am complaining?  Absolutely not!   GWH & Co. just built this big, beautiful deck for which I am forever grateful.  But one end of this big deck was screaming out for parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.  I obliged by planting a very nice assortment of culinary enhancements that will eventually make it to my pot - parsley, sage, rosemary, basil, chives, dill, oregano and this wonderful smelling curry plant.  I have visions of Meryl Streep in It's Complicated, basket in hand, serene smile on face, happily picking fresh produce to be used for that evening's dinner.  Ah, happy place.  Phffft... settle down.  It's just a few herbs in pots not a full on garden.  Oh, well a girl can dream.  My little herb garden on my big, beautiful deck will suffice until GWH builds my real herb garden.  Cause, yeah, actually, you did promise me a herb garden.

Fresh Tomatoes with Basil and Feta

2 - 3 Ripe Tomatoes, sliced
1 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
1 bunch Fresh Basil, shredded
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup Olive Oil

Arrange sliced tomatoes on a plate in a decorative fashion.  Sprinkle feta on tomatoes and then the basil over top.  Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and oil.  Simple, beautiful and delicious!


  1. Now that you have your potted herbs... it looks to me that you don't need a "Boxed Herb Garden"! LOL
    What would you do with all that space anyway?
    BTW: The cook of the house does the tomato, basil and feta like nobody else. Looks great and tastes better!

  2. I, too, would love to have a big garden. Love the tomatoes - very elegant.


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