What's popping up in your gardens!!!

April 28, 2010


Hi girls...this is meant to be a "sharing" blog and although I know everyone is busy....(ahem...me too!!) I would LOVE to see your herbs as they grow....If you are not a member of this blog and just a follower - I can send you an "invite" which will give you the LOG IN  information.  Email me at  cinnamonstick@comcast.net to join!!  Everyone is welcome...novice to expert !!  Come share, teach and learn....Judy

April 21, 2010


Well....what a nice surprise I had this morning when I went to the back of the house to see if I could scare up a few "sprigs" of mint to take to the store with me today - (for the water tubes in the May Day cones)  AND I had a whole bunch growing back there.....apple, curly, spearmint and lemon balm !  I gathered a HUGE bouquet and took it to the store....(still didn't get it in jars - I like to use old canning jars for my herbs or milk bottles) I would forget it was in the basement  where the sink etc. is -( my "mini" kitchen)  Everytime I went down it was for a customer or something else....too many distractions today but first thing in the morning the store will have the sweet scent of mint!!
Have any of you made "Pot Lady" ???   This was a door prize for our Herb Faire.....not sure what will be the giveaway this year...better start working on it.   I am trying to talk Tony into making me two more of these gals....not his favorite thing to do.....guess I will have to "bat my eyelashes"   !!!

April 18, 2010


Seems everyone (including me) has been very quiet here lately....hopefully with gardenthyme arriving you will want to post and show us your gardens as they grow. Tell us what you are doing new and exciting - share some ideas and pictures!!
Our Herb Faire begins May 7th - this is when we sell our herb plants and really start the garden season in the store. We have been having a rather hard time finding vintage garden goods though...????.....seems that people don't want to part with what they have. We are selling some NEW (and really pretty garden tools) in the store...
If you have to pull weeds, might as well do it in style!!!
I am anxious for the weather to stay nice so we can get the gardens cleaned up.....seems we never do it in the fall before the cold weather comes and it is ten times the work in the spring..yi yi yi !!!  My golden oregano is popping up thru the layers of fall leaves and the lemon balm is 8 inches high in some areas....don't even ask about the catmint....it is all over the place.  
Here is a really good recipe to try -
"Dill & Lemon Mayonnaise"

1/2 cup light mayonnaise (like Hellmans)1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
In small bowl stir mayonnaise, dill, parsley and lemon juice and optional ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use. Serve with grilled or roasted meats, poultry, seafood or as a delicious dip for vegetables. Makes about 1/2 cup.