Last week, my family and I visited the local nursery to look for plants for our new garden. That trip inspired today’s Happy Kitchen Project post! I’m going to share a few kitchen herbs that you can easily grow inside, any time of year, that every kitchen should have.
We have been having so much fun with the Happy Kitchen Project, and learned so much from our co-hosts Tina and Brooke of Designers Collective. Follow the #HappyKitchenProject on Instagram to catch up on all of the fun we’ve been having. Last week, I did a two part post on pantry cooking and today’s post will go hand in hand with it to create delicious meals for your family and save you a few coins at the same time.
Fresh herbs add another layer of flavor to your dishes and can just really take them to another level! My favorite kitchen herbs of to cook with (in no particular order) are: rosemary, thyme, basil, sage, chives, and oregano. Herbs are great to grow and have for several reasons.
1. They’re a gift that keeps on giving. You will always have fresh flavors to season your food with. You can even dry them out and make your own dry seasonings, and salts.
2. They’re inexpensive. We bought a lemon thyme plant for $2.50. Regular thyme is $1.99 for the same amount at the grocery store, BUT my thyme plant will bloom all year. Giving me more bang for my buck.
3. With herbs like basil, and mint you can make simple syrups for drinks and desserts.
4. Dried herbs (lavender) make great satchets to keep your kitchen linens smelling fresh.
Don’t be afraid if you don’t have a green thumb! All you need is a little willpower and a window that gets great sunshine. Visit your local community garden or nursery to get more tips on what grows well in your area.
Tomorrow, we are back at Designers Collective in Vancouver more kitchen inspiration. Be sure to follow us on Instagram at @chewsylovers and @designerscollective_ and tag us in all of your Happy Kitchen Project photos! We would love to see them. See you tomorrow!
Thyme to get cooking,