Posts Tagged ‘Rosemary’

Bacon Salami Egg Basket Edible Flowers Salad

I was tooling around on the internet earlier, looking for inspiration for dinner, when I stumbled across a JoCooks.com blog recipe for Goat Cheese and Eggs in Bacon Baskets.  Eureka!  Combined with organic blueberries and some of the fresh local greens, herbs, and edible flowers a friend of mine sells from her farm here in town, I’ve got a meal!

Egg Bacon Basket Blueberries

If you want the recipe, just click HERE to go to her blog.  I pretty much followed her recipe word for word except I used canned mushrooms (blah), and blue cheese instead of goat.  I’m looking forward to experimenting with other bacon egg baskets too – different additions, substitutions, flavors.  Plus I made four of them, so two will be for breakfast today or tomorrow!

Egg in a Bacon Basket Dinner Plate Paleo

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Chocolate Mint and Rosemary Herbs

Fresh herbs are such a wonderful and flavorful staple in a Paleo diet, and I’ve been trying (and failing) to grow my own from for at least the past six months.  Recently, I decided to switch from cilantro and basil over to heartier herbs (here in the Southwest anyways): mint and rosemary.

Then while I was at the Home Depot today getting some other “normal” Home Depot supplies, I suddenly remembered that they have a whole great big greenhouse section.  With pre-grown plants and herbs!

Potting my Herbs

So I picked up a rosemary plant and a chocolate mint plant (what?  chocolate mint!  I know, right?) for $3.88 each.  The pots were only about $2 each.  And apparently if I kill the plants, I can actually get my money back for them so long as I keep the receipt.  Isn’t that the craziest thing you’ve ever heard?  I’m not planning on killing them though.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  🙂

Someday, I will have my own fabulous medium sized vegetable garden with raised beds and fresh peppers and tomatoes and squash.  But first thing’s first: keep the rosemary and chocolate mint alive.