I just got a delivery of fresh herbs and am as thrilled as if it had been a dozen roses. They’re not from a secret admirer, though. They’re from Shenandoah Growers in Virginia, trying to woo me in a different way.
But the organic plants in little containers, called living culinary herbs, are beautiful and fragrant. The basil, Italian parsley, and mint are infusing my office with a wonderful scent and spurring me to think about what I’m going to cook for dinner tonight using them.
While the company doesn’t distribute to individual customers, it does deliver to grocery stores, gourmet shops, and restaurants. I’ve been told the herbs can be found at Whole Foods and Wegmans.
But it’s worth checking out Shenandoah’s website for recipes. The polenta with sautéed mushrooms and basil sounds especially delicious.