One of my husbands charms is that if it’s my birthday, or a holiday, or some other gift-giving event, he’ll sneak in a surprise present – a little something extra that wasn’t on my list that he thought of completely on his own. For example, one year he gave me a handheld Ms. Pac-Man game because he knew I used to love Ms. Pac-Man s a kid (one time we came across the video machine in a restaurant, and I went nuts, challenging my husband to round after round until I had blisters).
So this year – after reading and observing me write the Wasa blog, and noticing my developing interest in cooking – he gave me an herb garden. Well, sort of. We don’t have real garden space in our city place, so he gave me a kit that you can assemble right on your countertop.
My mom and I put together this afternoon.
We snapped a light onto the “garden” and popped in the seed pods.
“Can it really be this easy?” I said.
We added some water, feed it some nutrients, and left it to grow.
It takes about five weeks until the herbs will be ready for harvesting.
First recipe? I’m thinking a garden herb omelet.