One (more) romantic thing that I love about my husband is that he brings me fresh herbs.
Yesterday early afternoon, when I was working on this post, I asked my husband if at 3 pm (it was a Sunday when I wrote this), we could start cooking together in the kitchen.
Sunday afternoon seems to be a good time for both of us, and we love the benefit of having the leftovers for the week ahead.
But back to romance.
I love how every time we cook together, Paul brings me a little bouquet of fresh herbs from the garden.
He either lays it on the counter or places it in a cup (not necessarily a vase, but sometimes a canning jar).
And the smell permeates the kitchen.
Beside washing, spinning, drying, and storing herbs in the fridge, this is a fresh way to preserve the herbs for a couple of weeks.
How to showcase fresh herbs on your kitchen counter
1. Snip a large bunch.
2. Bring inside.
3. Put into a vase, jar, or glass and add water.
4. Herbs will last 1-2 weeks.
5. Enjoy the beauty, the aroma, and the taste.
Enough said–I think it’s romantic that he thinks of me. It’s also a beautiful bouquet to display in your kitchen. And it reminds me to snip and use the herbs right then and there. It helps me with my creativity. I think it’s easy to get in a rut with our cooking, and sometimes adding a new herb is the change or the punch that the recipe needs.
So here’s a thanks to my sweetie for always inspiring me. In many ways, but always in the kitchen.
Do you ever use herbs in creative ways?