Posted by: ktzefr | January 11, 2013

My winter garden…

is doing great!

Basil and chervil, marjoram and thyme, arugula and mint…I’ve already “harvested” a few leaves from the Aerogarden to make vinaigrette. 

Aerogarden herbs; Photo:KFawcett

Aerogarden herbs; Photo:KFawcett

The little “crate” garden’s seeds have sprouted, too.

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Fresh-herbs-at-the-ready all winter long!

My favorite vinaigrette tastes a little different every time I make it.  I don’t have a specific recipe, but this one is a mix of many that I have tried.

1 part balsamic vinegar to 4 parts olive oil (the better quality the oil, the better the dressing)

salt and pepper

a squeeze of lemon or orange or lime

a generous pinch of sugar

a bunch of herbs — whatever is in the garden — chopped

a dollop of  mustard (I like the classic Dijon)

garlic, minced (a clove or two, depending on the amount of dressing you make)

Give it all a whirl with a whisk.

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Responses

  1. Very nice! Did you grow from seed?

    • Aerogarden also sells seeds already in the plastic containers to immerse in the water garden. You can do flowers, too, or vegetables.


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