April 10th – April 19th 2013
10 Days of Giveaways-Gardening Tips-Recipes-and more!
Plus GRAND PRIZE you’ll be digging to win!
How it will work:
Authors participating will post their giveaway, gardening tip, recipe or both on their website, beginning April 10th and leaving their contest open through the 19th. You will have 10 days to enter each individual author contest and then submit your entry for the grand prize!! To win the GRAND PRIZE, you must visit each and every author on the hop.
GRAND PRIZE: Kindle Fire or Nook (winner’s choice) along with a $25 gift card for the same.
Outside the continental US, I will give the winner, an e-book copy of Keeper of My Heart.
1. Leave a comment. Make sure to leave your e-mail address so we can contact you if you win!
2. Follow/subscribe to my blog/website.
3. Like my Facebook page.
Number 2. and 3. above is easily accessed from this page! 🙂
Perennial Herb Garden
Fresh herbs can be expensive so why not plant a small garden of your own. Herbs are very easy to grow and also do well in pots. Plant in full sun, water and enjoy. Perennials will take off the second year. Make the round bed 3′ to 4′ in diameter. This plan shows only perennials but you can substitute annuals where desired. Some annuals to consider are: Basil, Rosemary, Parsley and Marjoram.
Harvest in the morning or early evening as the heat of the sun drives the oils/flavor in the leaves to the base of the plant. 🙂
Fill a tall decorative clear glass bottle (Pier 1 has a nice selection) with white vinegar. Cut a handful of fresh chives while in bloom (the bloom is round and purple) and add to the vinegar. Set in your pantry or kitchen cabinet for one week. The vinegar will take on the pale lavender of the bloom and the subtle scent of onion. Serve the chive vinegar with olive oil on your favorite summer salads.
You can use most any cooking herb to make vinegars. Tarragon and Rosemary are good choices. For variety add green and black peppercorns for extra spice and flavor.