I have a little herb family! I have absolutely no access to the outdoors, but I have a great big window in the apartment and after doing some reading, I learned that you can actually grow herbs indoors. I took the plunge despite the fact that I am pretty notorious for killing my plants. In fact I have killed a total of four cacti in the past couple of years. Who kills cacti? Me, apparently. Now I have rosemary, mint, cilantro, basil and chives under my care and I’ve managed to keep them alive for a whole week so far. I have started using them sparingly, trying to give them time to grow. I couldn’t help but use a bit of basil and chives in this spring green soup.
I find my cravings so predictably in tune with the change of seasons. The weather has started getting colder, mornings and evenings are darker, and there are only a few stubborn, golden leaves left on the trees. All I want to do is warm my hands and bathe my face in steam that’s gently rising from my mug of tea or a hearty bowl of soup. So, when I went grocery shopping this past weekend, I knew that the vast majority of the vegetables I was buying were headed toward a hearty, healthy, filling soup that I could have for lunch all week long.