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The Friday Five |

Hey hey, everyone! I hope life finds you well this lovely Friday.

Since I have all things gardening on the brain, I thought I would make this the “fresh herb edition” of The Friday Five. I have rounded up some fun lists including everything from fresh herb cocktails, to DIY herb planters, to herby pesto ideas (besides basil!), herb art prints, and recipes to make with herbs on the grill.

I was already to do my annual herb shopping and planting in the morning, but now I’m extra anxious to try half of these ideas! I have admitted on her before, though, that I have just about the brownest thumb ever. So I’d better get rolling, because my plants may not last longer than a week or two. I know, I know, a food blogger should probably be able to conquer herbs. But instead, I just support my neighborhood gardening store coming back for more throughout the summer. ;)

I’m super excited to also be taking a little field trip tomorrow out to the urban garden where my CSA farmer, Si Si Cho, has been hard at work growing all of our goodies. I’ve had the privilege of getting to hang out with Si Si regularly over the past few months working through the ESL tutoring program for our CSA, which has been no less than awesome. Picture vegetable bingo, small business vocabulary, and verb practice — with us taking turns cooking each other Burmese and American food in the background. Yep. Love it.

Anyway, most of the other bloggers I know are having a blast in Miami now at the annual BlogHer food conference. So to all of them, I send big hugs from KC! And to all of you, wherever you may be, well you get big hugs too. :)

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Sparkling Ginger Mint Julep Recipe |

5 Herby Cocktails

DIY Herb Planter | #diy

5 DIY Herb Planters

5 Pesto Recipes To Make With Fresh Herbs (Besides Basil!)

5 Herby Art Prints

Shrimp Scampi Skewers |

5 Great Grilling Recipes with Herbs

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2 comments on “The Friday Five”

  1. Just an FYI, the link to the shrimp skewers is incorrect. Also, I cannot wait to try them. I am hoping Trader Joe’s has their Argentinian Red Shrimp in stock. It is both amazingly taste and amazingly inexpensive!

    • Ah, thanks for catching that Amanda! And I’ve always wanted to try those shrimp!! I may pick up a bag tomorrow if they’re instock. Thanks for the rec! :)