Brian’s Corner August 2018

We had company for dinner last weekend.  Our best friends brought the corn and we barbecued chicken, potatoes and fresh garlic (finally).  I made a Cole Slaw and included only fresh herbs from my little patch, including Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary and Parsley.  On a whim, I also included fresh Spearmint.  I mixed the herbs into some Olive Oil, Horseradish, Garlic, and Fresh Lime Juice.  To be honest, I could have eaten nothing else but the Slaw.  It was delicious.  Even though we bought the cabbage at the store, it was this year’s and very fresh and very tasty.
I love having fresh herbs in the back yard.  At this time of year, picking a few leaves of herbs to add to salads, sauces or even baking.  We also grow Wormwood and Lemon Balm among others.  Both of the herbs make excellent teas.  Both of these plants are incredibly hardy and robust.  Also, we’ve bought our last Tomato until the frost puts an end to the plants.  Like every other year, we bought too many.  Looks like a lot of Chili and Spaghetti Sauce in the forecast.  Mmmm made with fresh Oregano and Rosemary.
Another success story this summer is our Kale.  I had no idea it grew so fast.  I also had no idea it could taste so good.  Try rubbing a few drops of Soy Sauce into the leaves and putting them on the barbecue when you’re almost finished.  Once they crisp up, they’re almost like chips.  Good and good for you – like that’s even possible.
For more information you can contact me via Text or Cell phone at 519-242-4996, Karen’s Cell at 519-496-1888 or email me at brian@oscarsessentials.com.
Until next time.
Happy Trails,
Brian

“Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.”
– Zig Ziglar

The rain will stop, the night will end, the hurt will fade. Hope is never so lost that it can’t be found.
Ernest Hemmingway


Cave painting in Lascaux  approximately 30,000 years old.

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