590. Rosemary’s herb garden

© Bruce Goodman 23 May 2015


Rosemary was very proud of her herb garden. She had parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (of course), and chives, fennel, coriander (which she called cilantro), mint (in a pot because it spread like wild fire), basil, dill, horse-radish (also in a pot), marjoram, oregano, chamomile, echinacea, turmeric, cumin, garlic, crocuses (for saffron), ginger, cardamom (the plant that gives the green cardamom), and yarrow.

She didn’t have borage because she had read somewhere that its leaves were toxic. And she had a bay tree, and a tree for pine nuts, and a tree that furnished both nutmeg and mace, but they were too big for the herb garden.

All her friends said the same thing: shame she couldn’t cook.

17 thoughts on “590. Rosemary’s herb garden

  1. Shubha Athavale

    Good to give away to neighbours and friends who are cooks, I would love a generous friend with a herb garden like that who would kindly let me use these precious things….

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  2. M. C. Dulac

    Ha ha! It’s like when you get intimidated by all the spices in someone’s pantry and then realise they always order takeaway (or takeout, as I believe it is known in some parts of the world)!

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