Herbs in my garden 


 I had no idea I was starting an herb garden. Have you ever just spontaneously decided to start a new hobby?

Actually, I was on a trip to the local grocery store, when I had this epiphany!

I brought home plants of coriander (cilantro), sweet basil, apple mint and oregano.  Oh, my, do they smell good! 


As my plants grow, I’ll need to find bigger pots or make a garden spot for them. Just getting started is exhilarating. 

So now I’m looking for easy recipes to incorporate them.

It’s no problem finding mouth-watering uses for cilantro. Here in Texas we use it like Italians use oregano – on everything. When I think Tex-Mex, I think jalapeños and cilantro.  I especially love to cook Charro beans using pintos and throw on some cilantro when serving. Also, it’s an excellent garnish for black beans, tortilla soup, quesadillas or enchiladas, just to name a few. 


Of course, here in the south, there’s always a place for mint in our tea or maybe a mint julep. I’m happy just inhaling the aroma!

I’m asking for any favorite recipe you have for sweet basil or oregano. Just post it here in my blog in your comment, if you have one to share. 

With tons of information online, here’s a link to help you start an herb garden:



5 thoughts on “Herbs in my garden 

  1. Starting an herb garden has been on my “to-do” list for about forever it seems! That’s wonderful that you just did it spontaneously – I’m inspired to do that myself now. I love using herbs in my cooking, so this should be fun. Thanks for posting and the beautiful photos! 🙂

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      1. Not yet! This has been my busiest week/weekend in a long time – but I’m taking notes on your progress and how you are doing it! Saw your latest post and it looks like it’s going very well!

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