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Herb Festival

A few weekends ago my mom and I went to an Herb Festival (yes, I was a tad confused, too). By herbs I mean peppermint, thyme, rosemary… you get the point. Anyway, it was at a farm supply store and this place has everything! Even the kitchen sink. (Yes, I’m serious.)

There was a BBQ company there grilling some delicious smelling sausages and hotdogs. I wanted to bottle that smell and bring it home! It smelled so amazing! There was a tasting table with different dips and desserts made from herbs. My mom and I tried the mint walnut brownies, but were not too impressed. I could taste the chocolate brownie but no mint or walnuts. I also tried mint lemonade, but once again I couldn’t taste the mint. We did not try any of the dips, mainly because it was 9:30 in the morning and who wants salsa and chips that early? Brownies, on the other hand, can and should be eaten at all hours of the day.

Demonstrations were put on throughout the day by gardening volunteers and there was a kids table as well. My mom and I sat in on an herb container garden demonstration, which turned out to be pretty interesting. I learned a lot about what to mix and what not to mix when it comes to herbs.

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In this container garden the instructor included sweet Basil, Dill, Thyme, Oregano, Parcel (a mix between parsley and celery), and Golden Sage. She also included Angelonia, which was a filler plant mainly to give the garden some color. I had never heard of Parcel before, but the instructor said it tastes like celery and it’s great in salads. I may have to try that!

As we were walking around so my mom could gather all of her herbs to make her own container garden we ran across a sign.

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This adorable little Dove’s nest was resting peacefully in the middle of all the plants!

We had a great time that day. Do you grow and use your own herbs? I would love to hear what you like and do not like. I want to start my own container garden, but haven’t quite decided what to put in it yet. Any suggestions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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