thyme’s up

247/365: thyme

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This is the time of year when my herbs are abundant and I begin to panic about the days I left to enjoy them. Fresh herbs are one of the few things that make me pine for life in a warmer climate. They make me feel rich. Time to get cooking, I guess…there’s a frost warning up north tonight !?!?!?!?!

blooming chives

I usually don’t let my chives flower like this. Now I wonder why not? As much as I love fresh herbs, it’s possible I enjoy looking at the chives as much as I enjoy eating them.

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143/365: chives in bloom

spring harvest

Our favorite local farmers market opened last weekend. The 1st CSA box delivery is only 22 days away. Edible things are coming out of the ground.

These long-awaited gustatory delights complete the full sensory abundance of the season.  I like spring best when I can taste it.

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growing ingredients

One of the things I miss most in winter is fresh food, particularly herbs. I find walking out to the garden to pick fresh herbs for cooking to be utterly luxurious. So simple. So very satisfying.

The chives are always the first to return and couldn’t be more welcome.

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