A few months ago, I planted some cilantro, basil and parsley on behalf of Organic Choice. While I don’t totally have the green thumb that my father has, the cilantro grew quickly and sprouted leaves quickly! It’s such a fun process to grow your own herbs.
Unfortunately, then Memorial Day happened and they went unwatered and neglected for about 5 days and they curled up and little flowers took their place.
Total bummer, but I plan on planting more seeds this summer in smaller pots. I have to bring my dad on my next trip and help me plant them.
Organic Choice by MiracleGro makes it easy – their soil has fertilizer in it, so you don’t have to worry about adding in all sorts of elements to your little window-sill pot. When I try this all again, I’ll take some pictures so you can see.
The only picture I have from this “experience” is one I put on Instagram after I got so excited over my cilantro seedling:
An herb I’ve grown to love is dill. I used to dislike dill, I thought it made my food taste soapy. However, fresh dill can really transform a simple dish into a refreshing, flavorful meal.
Case in point: this lemon-dill zucchini pasta with shrimp and capers.
Every ingredient in this dish plays it’s own part. The lemon adds a tanginess, the tomatoes simmer into a very light sauce, the shrimp offers a protein, the capers offer the perfect saltiness, the dill creates aromatics and freshness and of course, the zucchini pasta makes the meal.
I may sound like a broken record, but this bowl of pasta might become a new go-to dinner, taking over my Bacon Shrimp Scampi. It’s easy to make (all in one pan!) and it’s perfect for summer nights when you want a hearty dinner that doesn’t require standing in the kitchen for an hour, overheating.
I had a brilliant idea to involve Lu’s hands in the picture, but then I realized that my bowl was too small and Lu’s hands are too big – it looks like a gentle giant’s holding a bowl of tiny noodles. I had to share the picture:
I can’t wait to take a second stab at planting my own herbs with Organic Choice – I cook so much with herbs, as they’re essential to healthy eating. With the right spices and the right fresh herbs, you can add a lot of flavor without a lot of fat and calories.
As for dill, it’s a new favorite.
What spiralized meal would you make with fresh herbs?