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Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Morning Brain Teasers 04 12 10

It’s difficult capturing the attention of gardeners that are feeling spring fever. Unfortunately, the beginning of the work week brings us back into reality. But don’t stop daydreaming about all the great things one can grow in the garden. Keep the spring in your step.

If you are up for the challenge, take a few minutes to test your knowledge about something gardeners can be preparing for now – your culinary herbs. If you missed out on overwintering some of your choice ingredients, it’s a good time to make your shopping list. The scent of fresh dill, rosemary, spearmint is heavenly.

Here are five true or false brain teasers about some of Annie’s favorite herbs. Remember, the answers are in tomorrow’s ‘Tuesdays with Annie.’

1) Spearmint is an annual and must be planted each year.
2) Thyme is a good source of iron.
3) Dill likes to be planted next to Fennel. (Clue – this was mentioned in a previous blog to see who is paying attention.)
4) Cilantro and Coriander is the same herb.
5) Fennel is an herb that is said to improve your memory.

To end the morning brain teasers with a bit of inspiration, a quote from Francis Bacon, Sr. , an English Philosopher and Lawyer seems appropriate. “A man's nature runs either to herbs, or to weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one, and destroy the other.”

And don’t forget to pick your dandelions. Even though we think of them as weeds, this green cooked with polenta is a traditional Italian specialty. Pick them before they flower for tender and nutritious greens. Happy Monday – Annie.

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