- Posted May 7, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
From garden to table
An Herb Garden For Mom
- stein0726, CNN iReport producer
As I sat down to search my memory and the Internet to get ideas as to what to give my mom, I thought that I could give her a little garden! When I started planting my own garden few weeks ago, I put together a wooden box with soil and planted some of our favorite herbs – cilantro, red and green basil, rosemary, dill and onion chives. And I have to say that it was pretty awesome: I would cut fresh basil from my garden for my delicious Caprice sandwich, and freshly cut cilantro would add so much fragrance to salsa or white bean soup!
Maybe I should recreate my little herb garden for mom, I thought. Every time she would make her signature cottage cheese spread with dill and garlic, she could cut dill from a little garden I would plant for her. This is easy, very therapeutic, and will bring freshness to mom’s dishes for the entire summer. To create this gift– I would need another box, soil, organic fertilizer and mom’s favorite herbs. Viola. And, if my mom did not like herbs, I could plant a little tomato garden for her, or bell pepper garden, or strawberry garden… The options are endless.
With love always,