Saving Animals and Herbs

June is a National Fruit and Vegetables Month, says, and I cannot imagine fresh vegetables used with packaged dry spices. Here is my old post, full of glorious fresh herbs, rescued animals, and very special children. Enjoy, Beautiful People!


I’ve had several people ask, “What’s with fresh herbs? Why not use dry stuff that stays fresh forever?” First of all, those things don’t “stay fresh forever, ” and, unfortunately,  they don’t have expiration dates.  So I don’t know about you,  but I don’t exactly trust products without expiration dates. Secondly – and here comes the big revelation! – I’ve been here, in the land of disposable cars and dry spices, for almost 40 years, and I still haven’t learned to use dry herbs. I know the proportions and everything, but where I come from, in those times, parsley looked and smelled like parsley, and dill like dill, rather than like minuscule wood pilings. You bought it from a village woman at the farm market, and it was organic by definition, because no one but collective farms had chemical fertilizers. Old-fashioned as I am, I enjoy the look and feel…

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. The first command given was to take care of the garden and the animals, and that has never been rescinded!

    That’s a brilliant way to preserve herbs, i will try it.

    You ran a school for special children — you hero! All i do is work with them sometimes, it’s wonderful and exhausting and fabulous and my heroes are those who do it all of the time.

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    1. My husband and I did it for 15 years, until I trained someone to take over and retired. I still consult privately sometimes, though. Thank you so much, dear Mimi, for your lovely comment!


  2. spearfruit says:

    Dolly, I agree…fresh and natural is best than the dry stuff. Take it from one who knows how to spice up my TV Dinners! LoL

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    1. Oh Gary, you and your TV dinners! At least you get out once in a while, and in good company too.


  3. Fresh herbs are a beneficial, evoluting art. Nice share.

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    1. Thank you, darling: I am so glad you like it!


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