I have always wanted an indoor herb garden. Every year I go a little nuts planning what herbs I will plant and then decide it would be too expensive and decide not to do it. Last year I decided to scale my plans down to a managable level and give it a try. I planted oregano, thyme, basil, and cilantro. The plants did pretty well until one of my animals disappeared for a total of 7 days. On the 3rd day after Callie disappeared, I woke up to the utter destruction of my herb pots. I couldn’t blame Callie for eating my herbs. She was literally starving.
The experiment did well enough before Callie got to the pots that I decided to try it again. This year, I found a pot that has thyme, rosemary and basil in it. You can see from the picture that they plants are already established and ready to use. I have been looking for ways to use up my bounty. It’s horribly hot here in North Dakota so I have been eating a lot of salads so I though salad dressings might be a good place to start. This is one of the first recipes I tried with my fresh herbs.
Rosemary Thyme Salad Dressing
3/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped or to taste
1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped or to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
In a small bowl, combine everythings. Whisk well to combine. Store in a airtight container in the fridge. Use in 4-5 days. Shake well before serving.