I contemplate what garden art to create as sales for starter plants have died down for now. My antique pottery finds will make homes for some of our succulents this week, and tarnished serving spoons will make garden signs. Relic stepping stones will feature treasures along my “gardening path”. Pieces of pottery, hand trowels, canning jar lids, and bottle caps, everything old will be cleverly displayed in these new garden stepping stones. Creating something new from old, this is an art form to me. Creating new recipes from standards ingredients is another art form to me. The abundant herbs, pineapple sage and lemon thyme are needing the old branches pruned, to make way for new growth. Those old leaves make a new crockpot dish with chicken and brown rice for Dean & I’s Sunday dinner. Yummy garden art!You know, God never gets tired of creating. He is not done with me yet. Thank you for that grace, my Father. Many distractions, yet simply put, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” My heart cries out to God this day, “God be My potter, I am Your vessel.”
Do you have any suggestions for cooking with pineapple sage? I have some growing, but haven’t used it yet. I’ve heard of using it for a fresh herbal tea…
Herbal tea is wonderful. Try this herb with fish, chicken, and pork dishes. Snip a few leaves for side dishes such a bread stuffing, pasta, and rice. Just a hint of pineapple sage in a fruit salad of berries and peaches is a nice change up. Enjoy!
that’s a beautiful pot!
Thank you! Not my photo, but yes, a beautiful pot!