914 wrote:I just bought a big pot of rosemary because it was gorgeous, smelled great, easy to care for, and cheap at $150. As I'm going home, I'm thinking all these great things I can do with it. I can bake it with some chicken and potatoes. Thing is, I bake 1-2 times a month. I could do some chicken breasts and occasionally maybe bake some potatoes with rosemary, but what else is there to do with it?
I am thinking of dried rosemary sachets for the closet, but do I want my clothes to smell like what I associate baked chicken with?
What do you suggest?
I'm going to go pick up their beautiful mint plant for tomorrow, and maybe basil too. But the basil is bigger, I don't think my little balcony would fit. What other herb plants are easy to care for, versatile to use in food and drink and even dried as drawer sachets or put in the bath?
Oregano meets most of those criteria, except the last two, unless you want to end up smelling like pizza. Thyme, too, especially lemon thyme if you can get it. Lavender, again, if you can get it, is very easy to care for and the flowers make great sachets. You can even use it to flavour biscuits and ice-cream but personally I think it tastes like perfume.