Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Today, happiness comes in the form of a handful of fresh basil, just cut from my sweet basil plants.
Even with my black thumb, my basil plants have withstood floods, hot tropical sunny weather, a move across country, and an invasion of snails, termites and ants. Maybe God let them survive solely so I wouldn't feel like a gardening loser. Let me remind you of this post where I planted cilantro, chives, parsley, thyme, rosemary, oregano, lavender, sweet basil, Genovese basil and dill. Only the two types of basil have survived. It is painful and quite humbling to admit that.
But, today, as I minced up the basil and added it to my spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove, I feel satisfaction, happiness, and...hunger!
Are you a green thumb or a black thumb? Please let me know that I'm not alone...comment below!