If you’re a vegetable or herb gardener, you know that dreaded feeling of having too much leftover and not wanting any of your hard, nurturing work to go to waste. Usually, when this happens I start handing out dozens of tomatoes, excess leafy greens, and basil by the handful. I will pass them out to just about anyone that I know will enjoy the goodies grown in my garden. What I can’t use in a timely manner or get rid of, I have to find new and creative ways to cook and use my excess vegetables and herbs. This Homemade Italian Sea Salt is [Read more…]
One of my favorite things about the holidays are the smells! I love everything from the cinnamon scented pinecones to the all the smells of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
So this year I wanted to make something that encompasses some of my favorite smells of the holidays as well as a nice hostess gift for one of the many holiday parties this season.