Thursday, September 24, 2009

growing things.

Kitchen o' herbs.

Basil, purple basil, thyme, stevia... Oh, and tomatoes! The groundhog hasn't been hanging around so much lately.
Stevia! It is now commercially available in its dried and powdered form as a calorie-free sweetener. By weight, it is 2x more sweet than sugar! Crazy, right? I'm so drying all of this right now.

I love purple basil. My plant wasn't very happy. I think it didn't really get enough sun. It was definitely shaded by the osteopurnum gone wild next to it... I'll place it more appropriately next year.

Heirloom tomatoes from the A2 farmer's market. Expensive, but cool. We liked about half of them. One, called Clint Eastwood, was so good that Eric wants to grow it next year!



I promise I'll post the rest of the orchard photos soon. Hopefully tonight, but I can't promise... Things are busy around here. Mostly good busy.

8 comments:

Jessica VanFleteren said...

I love these pictures your kitchen is amazing

Brittany Noel said...

Jessica! I miss you guys :( Thanks, it was great to be in there with them. Just the smell alone. Oh man!

Carlene said...

Seriously, that is a great kitchen window. And I'll bet it smelled great in there.

Brittany Noel said...

Yes, I love that window! However, it has been painted shut, as far as we can tell. It will not open. Which is really unfortunate, not only for heat-venting purposes, but also since it's a gas stove, it would be nice to have somewhere to vent those fumes. There's not even an exhaust or anything! Boo.

Otherwise, I love my kitchen. That half is my favorite, it's the older half.

simplesong said...

Sweet pictures + amazing photos of your kitchen! Happy weekend!

Brittany Noel said...

I wish my kitchen always looked like this! But I'm thinking I will keep potted herbs in there this winter to renmind me of summer.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Your herbs look wonderful! You always manage to make shots of your home look so inviting.

Brittany Noel said...

Thank you Jen! I think a lot of that is the light. The light itself is welcoming... One of the huge reasons I fell in love.