Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A place for everything and everything in its place.

Hello World! How are you doing? I must confess, I have no deliciousness to show you today. I’ve been baking, but it’s all been posted here before. I’ll bring you something new soon, I promise. But until then, here’s a random little ramble.

[54/365] hyssop

I’m so excited about planting a spring garden! I’ve been flipping through seed catalogs like a mad woman. So many choices, so much possibility. I’m the most excited about my herbs - I really love growing herbs. What’s your favorite?

I was in the grocery store yesterday, looking for blood oranges (which i didn't find!) when I stumbled upon this little display of potted herbs. They were from a local farm - I just had to buy one. I picked hyssop, because I love the name, and the bright green color, even though I have no idea what to do with it. ha! Any suggestions?


[53/365] new yarn

I’m learning to crochet. I’ve never been all that interested in it, but one day about a month ago I found this afghan pattern and fell in love. It’s so charming and modern looking, nothing like the idea of crochet I had in my mind. I wanted to be able to make it. So I bought some crochet hooks and yarn, and I’m on my way. So far I can only do a chain stitch and single crochet, but I’ll get there eventually. I love learning new things!

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Have you checked out the blog So Good & Tasty? It’s pretty new to me, I’m smitten! I adore Jacqui’s homey photography and delicious looking recipes. You should head over there, I know you’ll love it just as much as I do!

I do believe that's all I have to say today. Have a lovely day!

28 comments:

  1. We just bought our house last summer, so I am planning on doing a garden this year, too. I am so excited.

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  2. Teas are made from Hyssop. Ps 51 uses it for cleansing purposes

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  3. I love gardening! It's so amazing to watch it from seed to table.

    Love the so good and tasty blog!

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  4. I have the gardening bug too, but sadly I live in an apartment. I'm in the beginning stages of planning an indoor herb garden though.

    I couldn't get the hang of crochet, I'm not sure why. I taught myself to knit a couple of months ago though and I am in love. I knit every evening while I watch films with my husband :)

    Thanks for the blog tip, I'm on my way to have a peek at it now!

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  5. I am a herb girl myself, I always have basil, mint and my most favorite, rosemary, in the garden. Last year I had a beautiful little golden oregano plant that was quite a delight! Happy planting!

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  6. Hannah, you are just about the sweetest person ever, what a pleasant surprise to see you mention my blog and you said such nice things. I always look forward to what you've cooked up and beautifully photographed in your kitchen and I'm getting excited about what to grow in my garden this year too, albeit a small one.

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  7. the only herb i had good success with last year was pineapple sage - love it with the pineapple cream cheese on crackers. i don't know about hyssop at all. hpe you enjoy the garden.

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  8. great ramblings! and your photos! so simple, so obvious, yet so creative- just perfect. thanks

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  9. "Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." Also see wikipedia! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyssop

    Sounds like you can cook with it, but go easy as it's quite strong medicinally as a purgative (and, apparently, convulsant!).

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  10. You can make tea with hyssop if you feel like you are getting a cold or to help you get over a cold or infection. You can also use it to flavor meat dishes, but as is said above, the flavor is strong. I grew this a couple of years ago and used it whenever I was sick! Good luck!

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  11. I love this post and the hopeful signs of spring. I adore those wooden spoons in the top photo...can you share your source?

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  12. I am going to take tiny steps and try planting herbs this year. Try being the optimal word here, as I don’t have much luck the growing dept. I hope I can at least get the rosemary to grow!

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  13. I heart your homey photography and delicious-looking recipes!

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  14. I'm really excited about a garden too. Can't wait to watch yours grow!

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  15. I wanted to peruse the comments to see what people were saying about hyssop--I've never known anyone to use it in anything, but it looks like a darling little plant in your picture!

    My best success with herbs has been Thai basil--grew like a weed last year. I used it only once, because it intimidated me, and after I used it (late in the season), I was sorry I hadn't been cooking with it all along.

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  16. Your images on this post just stole my breath. Beautiful, beautiful. Thanks for posting this and keep up the inspirational work.

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  17. How fun that you are crocheting! I just posted today about my newfound love of the domestic art. (I'm also doing a giveaway for a pair of crochet slippers!) Your pics are beautiful.

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  18. I love that top photo :) Your new projects sound lovely! I can't wait to have a garden someday! Until then my little potted herbs on the patio will have to do! Hopefully we'll get to see more of your crochet projects soon! xo

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  19. I was a little disappointed to read there would be no photos posted but I am glad to see that wasn't entirely true.

    Checking out the other blog. Good luck with your garden this year.

    LisaDay

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  20. I can't wait to go home for summer break so I can have fresh vegetables again! Thanks for the recommendation to So Good & Tasty, it's another lovely food blog like yours!!

    teatoastblog.blogspot.com

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  21. Try Seed Savors for fruits and vegetable seeds that you can't find in a store :)

    http://www.seedsavers.org/

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  22. I've been ordering seeds as well. Can't wait for a good chamomile crop this summer. I've been enjoying chamomile ginger tea all winter.

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  23. have fun with the crochet and love the new blog reference... have a nice one!

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  24. You have such a gorgeous blog. Your photography, cleanly written posts and recipes are simply lovely!

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