August 29, 2013

thyme, parsley, chives, oregano...

one of the most amazing but also very simple pleasures I find, is when I'm able to use what is grown in the garden for our dinner... it both satisfies my preference for organic and local food, and at the same time I'm able to have great conversation about what we are eating and where it comes from with my 3-year old. today he was playing with his football while the herbs were cut, but was well aware what was going on and that they were to be used for our dinner. he is both curious and excited about herbs, and even though he only names chives and basil correctly, he willingly tastes and explores others.
today we had filet of tusk fish with a bit of olive oil, freshly ground pepper and dried salted ham on top, baked potato wedges, long-baked tomatoes with fresh herbs on top and finally a sour-creme dressing with a bit of garlic and lots of fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, chives and oregano).
a little time saving tip for the potato wedges is to wash/peel and cut the potatoes, mix them with olive oil and then store them in a covered bowl in the fridge, this way they can be prepared the night before or in the morning... all you need then is to add salt and/or preferred spice/herbs before they go in the owen.

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