Friday, October 15, 2010

French Tarragon

French tarragon deserves a place in every cook's garden. I was thrilled to find a beautiful healthy starter plant at the Farmers Market in La Jolla. The sweet girl selling it said they are really hard to start and the secret to growing them was to add coffee grounds to the soil.

My research shows that it likes full sun and dry soil. It's perfect for a container garden due to it's need for a drier root system.

It pairs well with fish, egg and chicken dishes. I love it in soups!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pass the Pastis

Frenchie and his Father having a "pastaga" in Provence. Pastis is what the french have as an imperitif. For an intersting article click here.