Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Herbs, Sugar Scrubs and Food Snob!

It's been a very busy week already! My herbs are doing well...I have (left to right) Thyme, Parsley, Basil and Rosemary...they smell divine!

I started from seed mint (on the left) and lavender. The lavender is doing well but the mint hasn't come up yet :( The package did say to start it inside, and covered, for 10 days but I kept hearing how quickly it grows and takes over yards so I figued it would be fine. Any tips on how I should handle this would be appreciated! I'm tempted to bring it in now but not sure if it would mess it up.

Made the most amazing vanilla and brown sugar scrub for my bath time :) I really liked that it was simple and using mostly ingredients that I already had in my pantry. To fill the 8 oz jar (got at hobby lobby) I used:

1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar in the raw (I just used regular sugar)
1/2 tsp Vitamin e oil
1/4 cup olive oil
10 drops of vanilla essential oil

I think next time I may use some other oil aside from olive...the aroma from the oil was nice but overpowered the vanilla. You could really use any scent you wanted - the original recipe I got called for lavender oil but I'm a sucker for vanilla.

And yes - I did try a bit to eat lol. It was yummy :)

Finally - a sneak preview of some Food Snob products! The shop should be open on Monday and I'm soooo excited! These are some of the herb grinders we're going to sell :)


courtney said...

great post - i've been meaning to start my own lil herb garden ... there's so many things you can do with it!

EtsyFoodSnob said...

Thanks Courtney! I'm planning on trimming them all soon and letting them dry - use mostly for cooking but I'm thinking of making up some teas as well :)

David said...

Herb grinders are often used to prepare spices and cooking herbs for culinary preparation. They are also used to prepare tobacco, as well as other legal herbs.

herb grinders

Mona said...

Great post and I love the photos! I've been wanting to start my own garden and this year seems to be the time! Thanks for the inspiration :)