Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Herbs Outside and Inside



Every morning, after coffee but before breakfast, I head to the back garden. To deadhead the annuals, water the pots (and the garden if needed) and with my garden trug and a pair of snippers, to bring in a basket of herbs for the kitchen windowsill. If they basket is abundant, we may make a bouquet for the breakfast room table as well.

Snippets of the herbs are used in whatever we're fixing that day -- from the breakfast omelet or herbed baked eggs or a frittata, to basil on the luncheon BLT or a shower of herbs on a luncheon salad to herbs in and on dinner fare.




Chives are both in and on this wonderful cheesey baked grits casserole. Which went perfectly with a grilled steak!

The herb garden enriches us in many ways -- from the view from the breakfast room table to the bouquet on the table to the herbs in the food.

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15 comments:

Pondside said...

The herbs are lovely, but it's the drug that caught my eye!.......love it!

Pondside said...

Google corrected my spelling - you and I both know that I meant TRUG, even if Google didn't recognize it!

lemonverbenalady said...

Lovely herbal tradition! Maybe one I should start doing! Maybe that would give us inspiration for herbal meals!

Ott, A. said...

I need to grow herbs. I just haven't made room yet in the garden for them, but I think they would be great for baking. Perhaps your blog will give me confidence to grown some next year.

Mary said...

Your morning sounds idyllic. I can imagine what a treat it is to have those herbs on the window sill to use as you wish. The baked grits look wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks beautiful, and what a great way to start your day!

Shelley said...

I love my little herb garden. I need to find more recipes to use them.

Tracy F. said...

Aren't fresh herbs just the best!They even add a little something special to my mediocre cooking. lol!

Southerncook said...

Inspiring post Martha. Loved the chives in the Grits.

Carolyn

Cathy said...

My herbs are finally starting to grow now that the weather has improved. They make such a flavor difference in most recipes. What a nice morning ritual, Martha.

The Paint Splash said...

I added herbs to my garden last year...now they are huge and starting to take over. I guess I need to read more on how to take care of them. Love the idea of having them ready each day to use in your kitchen window sill. Have a great week and come by for a visit when you can. Debbie

Ann said...

What a fabulous touch, to have herbs at your fingertips. I think it would be a wonderful thing to have on hand. I must try it.

From the Kitchen said...

A pot of snipped herbs on the windowsill or table smells delicious and puts them at one's fingertips for cooking.

Best,
Bonnie

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Nothings better than fresh herbs from your own herb garden;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

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