The Clean Plate Club

Child’s Play: Simple Lunches and Dreams of Herb Gardens

If there is one thing I miss about living back home with my parents in having an herb garden outside. My cramped studio apartment doesn’t even have counter space, so even growing herbs in pots on a windowsill is out of the question.

Still, a girl can dream.

Having your own fresh herbs is amazing. Not only does it save you money (I bought the actual sage plant pictured in this post for less than $3 and it gave me lots and lots of sage), but it also elevates the simplest of meals into heavenly indulgences. On my list of things to do/have once I’m done with graduate school and have a real adult job and apartment is to once again grow my own herbs.

Take this pasta here. All I did was cook some penne in chicken stock that I needed to use up before it went bad and then tossed it in a frying pan with butter, truffle oil, and sage. This took no time at all, but made my average afternoon a little more special.

For now though, I’ll continue to glare at my tiny kitchen and dream of my future cooking space.

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This entry was written by marialopezboada and published on January 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm. It’s filed under / local chefs / and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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