I wish I had a Green Thumb
So I’ve decided to make this a random post about my life lately (I think it’s been pretty exciting!). First off, if you read my last post, you know that I have been growing some plants in my apartment, so I thought I would do an update on all of them! Here is a quick list of the plants I have right now: pineapple(2), peas, thyme, oregano, basil, parsley, cilantro, and some mystery flowers. Of my pineapple plants, I have been growing one of them for about 8 months and the other for only about a month. You can see both of them below.
As for my peas, I had them growing in an ice cream pail (one of my favorite ways to grow things!), but have recently transplanted them into a large pot. As a result some of them are looking pretty dead. However, I do have two pods growing!!!! (See below (it’s kind of like “Where’s Waldo” except everything is green))
I won’t be posting a picture for my herbs because I already did so in my last post, but I will talk about them more since I LOVE herbs!! Like I said above I have 5 different herbs growing right now, and boy are they growing! I’ve only pruned some of them once (thyme and basil), but soon I will have to make some salsa since my cilantro is at a perfect height! I’ve already used most of the basil I cut. I like to add it to pasta sauce for a little more flavor, and also love to make italian seasoned burgers! The more I use herbs in my cooking the more I learn about their flavors and what they go well with! (Can you tell I love herbs??) Any who, enough about that. You are probably still wondering what the mystery flower is, and I’m sorry to inform you that I still have no idea what they are. There are a few flowers though and one of them has already bloomed! Here’s the bud before it opened up.
I was about to say that’s everything that I’m growing, but then I remembered I was growing some tomato plants! They started out as seeds and grew like weeds! Since I didn’t have something larger to put them in, and my girlfriend’s sister has a small garden at her house, I decided to put them in the ground and see if they would make it in the real world!
Lastly I wanted to share what I had for dinner the other night, since it is one of my favorite things to make!
I love making oriental chicken! (Mostly because my favorite foods are chicken and rice!) Here I made fried breaded chicken with a spicy sauce. I used this recipe. When I usually make this dish I make it as is, however, this time I left out the orange and made the sauce spicy by adding a lot of red pepper flakes and some ground cayenne pepper!
So yeah, hope you enjoyed everything in this post, and I encourage anyone who hasn’t tried growing their own herbs, pineapples, etc. to try it some time! If you follow all of the growing instructions you will love the results!