A Whole New World

These have been strange times for sure. The plan is to get herbinkitchen going again here. There is no “new normal” because there is nothing normal about these days. Kids home with remote learning and no proms, graduations in person, dance recitals, concerts, sports or theatre. What is summer looking like for them these days? … Continue reading

Remembering a First Lady with Her Recipes

This April has not given way to the spring season easily. Every beautiful day was followed by a chilly one that didn’t allow a string of days to let us ride a wave of pleasant weather. The change of seasons brings new experiences to embrace and a reminder of those people, places or events that … Continue reading

Homemade Pizza for Pi Day

March is the month that gardeners start to prepare for the upcoming growing season and there are surprises coming up through the soil. If you start plants and vegetables from seed, now is when you start to prepare those seeds and seed-starter medium indoors so they are ready to roll out to the garden in mid-May. Sedum … Continue reading

The Indoor January Garden

At the end of the growing season we dig up some herbs to bring inside to continue to give us fresh herbs like chives, oregano, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, and basil. The thyme really grew and spread last summer so we divided it and brought a big pot inside. The transition from outside to indoors has … Continue reading

annual or perennial in the garden

If you are just starting a garden, or new to filling containers for flowers or shrubs, the choices can seem overwhelming. A walk through the garden center has rows and rows of colorful flowers being sprayed with the occasional watery mist from above. The first step is to know if you want to choose an annual or … Continue reading

the days of may, and baseball and cocktails!

We got a little distracted here at herbinkitchen with everything going on in the month of May. The baseball season got into full swing and the track season brought new challenges in different events. May also meant state exams and progress reports before that last June report card next month. There were milestones and spring … Continue reading

spring ahead

The month of March roared in like a lion and then took a rest. What’s the best reason to lose an hour of sleep on the weekend after a busy week? Moving the clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time for longer stretches of sunshine in the days ahead. There’s the first green bud on one of the hydrangea … Continue reading

the heat is on

It has been a scorcher with punishing heat. One day, the only reason we got out of the pool, was to make lunch and then dinner. When the temperature is climbing toward triple digits, salads are a reliable dinner staple. The summer produce is providing some picture-perfect vegetables and fruit. The tomatoes in our garden … Continue reading