My own little herb garden

The last days have been really busy for me and I had no time (nor strenght!) to post here. This time of the year always brings a lot of changes, plus it makes me kind of slow and sleepy. Do you also have it?

Some time ago I found a cool thing – ‘herb crate’. I’ve always wanted to have fresh herbs at home but I thought it was a difficult task to grow them and take care of them everyday. But turns out it’s nothing complicated!

I got a crate with chives, oregano, basil and parsley.

First they weren’t growing at all and I wasn’t sure how much and how often I should water them. You can imagine how happy I was when I saw this little green baby one morning!

Now I have a lot of babies!

I can’t wait for them to be big enough so that I can eat them, mwahahaha!

In other news, I made this salad the other day and it was so good!

It’s corn salad (apparently also called Lewiston cornsalad, lamb’s lettuce, fetticus, field salad, mâche, feldsalat, nut lettuce and rapunzel… TMI, Wiki!) with mozzarella, strawberries and sesame seeds, plus balsamic vinegar.

How have you been doing lately?


Colors, nuts and saved yoga mats

Hi everybody! It’s been so warm and sunny lately, it makes me smile! And colorful breakfasts are a great way to start the day!

Fresh strawberries are still quite expensive, but I had to buy some and put them on my bread with vanilla sugar!

Today I had to go to ALDI again to stock up on some nuts! The one I’ve been to before had many more Trader Joe’s nut mixes to choose from it seems, but I have to be happy with what I got 🙂 Look how sad my nut tin looked before, with all these lonely hazelnuts:

And now: om nom nom! (I have to be careful though, I tend to snack too much on nuts!)

Yesterday we went to the cinema to see ‘Barney’s Version’. On the way there, we were passing a couple of dumpsters, where some guy was throwing away some bigger stuff. I saw that he was holding a thick mat and I swear, he was already dropping it when I gave out a series of weird noises (something like ‘eeh-eeh-eeh-eyyy’ probably!) and caught his attention. I asked him if I could have it and he said sure, and that it was brand new but he didn’t have space for it. So, I have a thick mat now for exercising at home! I bought a yoga mat a long time ago (not that I do yoga, haha!) but it’s so thin it hurts! I can’t wait to try this one out! Although it’s probably just a sleeping mat, not an exercise one 😉

This week I’m planning on doing some exercising at home and maybe go to the gym for some cardio (I have some terrible nerve pain in between my ribs so I’m afraid to do any strength work out). I hope it works out!