Friday, June 23, 2006

What's Growin' On: 6/23/06

Newly Planted Lemon Thyme In The Greenhouse

Realization Of The Day:
I'm going to need a lot more lemon thyme.

A few weeks ago I posted a photo of some lemon thyme along with a request for suggestions on how to use it in the kitchen. I received so many delicious sounding ideas and recipes (click here to read them) that I transplanted one of my two pots of lemon thyme into a raised bed in the greenhouse in the hopes that it will spread all over the place.

I did taste it first to make sure I liked it. Several people said it went well with chicken, so I used some in my super simple herb and spice mix that I rub on chicken before roasting it. It was fantastic. I'll post the recipe soon. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to trying more of your recommendations.

There is, however, one thing that will never touch my lemon thyme. There was no way my pal Kevin (a professional chef who shares his talents in the kitchen over at Seriously Good) could have known that his seemingly innocent suggestion to add some lemon thyme "to sauteed sugar snaps" would bring back a long forgotten garden memory. And it was timely, too, as gardeners everywhere are celebrating their beautiful harvests. Click here to find out why, 11 years later, I still don't plant sugar snap peas in my garden.

1 comment:

  1. Country simple life has been a dream... But it's not that easy to materialise. Kinda...


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