Don’t you just love it when your husband brings home flowers? I’m the kinda girl who likes it even when he buys different kinds of flowers from the grocery store – and gives me the chance to arrange them myself.
Oooohhhh I hope my husband reads my blog today.
I don’t often get to create my own art, though, after digging playdoh out of carpet, magic-eraser-ing paint off tables, and brushing dried glue out of lovely locks of hair. The one who gives me a chance to be creative, gives me a true soul deep gift.
You need a quick easy soul deep creative gift, don’t you.
Well, ok. Maybe you’re more practical than me.
Do this with your fresh herbs the next time you buy them.
Every time you open your fridge, you’ll take a deep breath and exhale with a smile. (Unless your kids left a homeschool science project in there that stinks. Then, well…your deep breath taking won’t be so deep.)
I’ve learned a great lesson in life. Parsley, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, and green onions are all so much happier in a Mason jar of water than they are lying in a dark damp cold corner in a bag. If I were in a dark, damp, cold corner in a bag, I’d probably be forgotten about too.
Go for it, though. Trim then ends, and the water will keep them fresh a few days longer. The cilantro leaves may start turning back a bit; they actually do a bit better on the countertop. But mine are in the fridge now. I pretend they are bowing to my creative cooking genius.
And sometimes, your kitchen looks like this after Tuesday mornin’ breakfast. So you need to open your fridge, and smell the parsley.
Yeah, we use towels to clean off our table after breakfast. Rags are for sissies.
(sigh. I’m really trying to convince myself this morning, can’t you tell?)
Hey, if you look at it every day, you *may* actually remember you bought that parsley and use it more than once!
Happy Tuesday, ya’ll.