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grow your own herbs & veggies

This morning I did something really fun.  I planted a bunch of veggies and herbs on my porch!

I love having an assortment of herbs at my disposal whenever I want to use them.  It sure does beat buying them at the grocery store everytime you need them!  Plus, it will save you a few bucks in the long run.

Herbs and spices can make or break a recipe.  They add wonderful flavors to a dish.  Fresh herbs taste so much better and have so much more flavor that dried herbs.

This year, we are growing a variety.

Basil, Sweet Basil, Thyme and Dill

Chives, Rosemary, Parsley and Stevia

Two varieties of tomatoes – Herloom and Pineapple!

And, Peas!!!

We had our very first peas last night!  I picked 3 off of the plant. 🙂  Yummy!!

Can you spot the peapod?

After planting, I got right to breakfast.

Baked Apple Oatmeal!!!

I measured out a serving of my pre-made Steel Cut Oats and mixed in a dash of milk and a shake of cinnamon, then heated it in the microwave for 30 seconds just to take the chill off.

Meanwhile, I chopped up 1 apple and mixed it with cinnamon.  I then mixed 1/2 of the apple in with the oatmeal and put the other 1/2 on top with another shake of cinnamon.

Place in the oven (I used my toaster oven) at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes until the apple is soft and hot!  Note: I used an oven safe bowl so that I didn’t have to dirty too many dishes.

Drizzle with real maple syrup.


This was really really good!  It tasted like a baked apple that I grew up loving.  Next time, I would add some walnuts.

It’s almost lunch time!  I’m ready to break out some leftovers from last nights Sprouted Quinoa with Strawberries and Lime.

Have a great afternoon.


6 Responses

  1. This post is really inspiring. I love to plant more herbs and vegetable more in my garden. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I’m so jealous! I need to get off my lazy butt and plant some stuff. We do have some big bunches of mint drying in our kitchen, but I need liiiiiiiife!
    I love the idea of a plant cutting swap or a dried herb swap.

  3. Any tips for keeping the bugs off your plants?

  4. he he…I’m not either although I am kind of a wanna-be so I thought I’d ask because I have that problem with the very few plants I have 😉

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