Displaying Fresh Herbs on the Kitchen Counter

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?

4 comments on “Displaying Fresh Herbs on the Kitchen Counter”

  1. Aw. I’m a sucker for romance! Your post reminded me to go clip some herbs for the kitchen. ;-)

  2. that is so sweet :) i love when Nate does something like that too…when he brings me something that’s not a typical romantic gift, but it’s perfect because it’s exactly what i want!

  3. There’s always an herb bouquet in my kitchen or galley, to feast the eyes, feed the soul and flavor the cooking pot. The romance connection sounds good too!

  4. Your husband is so sweet, Sandy! I don’t have a vegetable garden, but I have a lovely herb garden. I love fresh herbs, and use them every single day. I am sad that my basil has expired, but I made lots of pesto this summer, so I can enjoy that fresh basil flavor all winter!

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