SWEET TEA

Thursday, April 3, 2014

E-I-E-I-Ohhhhh!


Old McDonald's got nothing on me,
(except a farm and some animals)
but other than that I'm right there with
him.  Take a "look-see". . .


Bunnies.


Chicks.

And things that grow in the dirt.
Chives.


Dill.

I happened by a Farm Supply Store yesterday.
I travel the same highway each and every week when I take Mom for her weekly beauty shop appointment.  Funny, I had never noticed this store before.  I think Spring causes one to view things differently, doncha think?  I made a quick stop to buy the herb plants, and (once I got past the smell) I enjoyed watching the bunnies and the chicks.  Spring has definitely sprung in my part of the world.  

When we lived in Oklahoma I put out a small garden each year.  Since moving to LA I've tried, but given up the idea of having any type of garden.  I fought the fight, but the rabbits won!  They eat anything and everything I've tried to grow.  My Dad ALWAYS had a garden and I think of him at every turn this time of the year especially.  I just can't let a growing season pass without planting something.  I know he would be happy to know that. This year I'm gonna have three herbs pots, Mint (planted yesterday), Chives, and Dill.

I like mint in my "Sweet Tea".
Chives on my baked potato and in salads.
Dill?  I love dill, but other than dip, I don't really know how to use it.
Any ideas?






20 comments:

Miss Dishywoo said...

Sounds fun browsing in the farm store! I put dill in or on any seafood that I cook. My husband likes tuna fish, and I put dill in that. Other than seafood and dip, I don't use it often.

Mari said...

My Dad always had a garden too. When we were first married we did too, but now we just grow flowers.
I don't use dill except in dip either.

NanaDiana said...

DILL PICKLES my friend----DILL pickles!!!! lol I was raised with big gardens, too. I hated weeding when I was a kid- xo Diana

Jeanie said...

Yours is the second blog I have read today that talked about going to see the chicks and bunnies at the farm store. It sounds like a fun thing to do....I may have to take a couple of little ones and go have a look.
Like NanaDiana, above, I thought of dill pickles for your dill, but have to admit that I have never made them.

Tammy said...

I think Dill is good in eggs with ham and swiss cheese, or on salmon or in a tuna salad. Did you know that if you put a potted basil plant near your door it will help to keep flies out? Hugs!!

Terra said...

Fresh dill on baked potatoes, yum. Also from my mom is our favorite dilly carrots or dilly beans. Mix fresh dill with plain yogurt or sour cream, add salt and pepper if wanted. Lightly cook baby carrots or fresh green beans, drain and mix with the dill yogurt.

Susie said...

I am thinking of planting some mint this year. Just for the smell of it. LOL. Blessings for a great weekend. xoxo,Susie

yaya said...

I have a simple and tastey recipe for homemade chicken noodle soup that uses dill..and it's been reported from friends and family that it has magic healing powers! I'll send it to you if you want..just email me!

yaya said...

I have a simple and tastey recipe for homemade chicken noodle soup that uses dill..and it's been reported from friends and family that it has magic healing powers! I'll send it to you if you want..just email me!

SouthLakesMom said...

Dill is great in sourdough bread. It's also great with fish if you eat fish, and makes deviled eggs a bit more flavorful. And you know with Easter coming up, we're gonna all have lots of hard boiled eggs to use up!

Mindy Peltier said...

I love dill in my chicken salad. It can be so bland otherwise. Even if I buy it from the store, I add dill to it. Wait, I always buy it from the store...

arkie said...

Good luck growing your herbs! I use a teaspoon of dried dill with some lemon pepper seasoning in bread crumbs for chicken strips.

Linda said...

I use it in seasoning oyster crackers - dill and salt and other seasonings along with an envelope of dry Ranch dressing mix and some olive oil. Coat the crackers and bake in a low slow oven....sprinkle more dill when you turn them. These make great croutons. I'll send you the recipe if you like.

Missy George said...

I'm mostly a dill dip person..I think I've had it in butter on those little red potatoes..Yup, the bunnies eat everything here too..Love your header :)

Haddock said...

Love those bunnies. They do use Dill in curries don't they?

Shirley Sue said...

I love a Tractor Supply store. I do own my own tractor. Have to resist the baby chicks. I have dogs that love to kill them. I do miss my chickens and rooster. They are so fun to watch.

bj said...

I love any herbs and have NEVER raised them!!
I aim too change that, tho...thanks for the inspiration.

Sandra said...

Funny you mention the Mint in Ice Tea, I'm actually drinking a glass of that right now. Love Mint in mine too.

Love fresh herbs, have parsley, basil, cilantro and mint on my kitchen window right now. Just hoping to get some more planted soon :)

aging filly said...

I always make dill butter with my dill, just soften the butter add chopped dill to it and roll it with plastic wrap to form a log. Put in fridge and slice a coin or two to serve or carrots or on steak. I also do that with parsley. And of course I always use dill in chicken soup and dry the rest to add to dip or roasted potatoes. My fave,,,the dill butter ;-)

Wanda said...

Hi ~ Thanks for stopping by my blog from Laurie.

My maiden name was "Dill".... I use it on fish, roasted potatoes, in soups, and the dill butter is good. too.

Got called "Dill Pickle" in school. HaHa.

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