My husband and I were walking along the boardwalk in Beaufort and I saw these adorable bicycles. The license tags are a little hard to see. They say Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Sea Salt.
My title above “Sugar and Spice” came from a Nursery Rhyme called “What Are Little Boys Made Of?
What are little boys made of?
Snakes and snails
And puppy-dogs’ tails
That’s what little boys are made of.
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
And everything nice
That’s what little girls are made of.
“The difference between the two is where they are obtained from a plant. Herbs come from the leafy and green part of the plant. Spices are parts of the plant other than the leafy bit such as the root, stem, bulb, bark or seeds. Examples of herbs include basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley and mint.”
So, then maybe my title should be “Sugar and Herbs, and Everything Nice”
The license plates made me think of the times I have eaten these Herbs. I love food. Some people crochet or make quilts. I love to eat as a hobby or a recreational activity or just for the fun of it. I remember being asked what was my favorite subject in school and I would always say lunch.
The last time I ate anything with Sea Salt was probably on potato chips. I may have eaten Thyme or Sage in meals in restaurants but I don’t regularly use it at home. Parsley is usually on my plate as a decoration but I take it off. My husband makes amazing spaghetti sauce where one of the ingredients is Parsley. We have a Rosemary bush in the backyard and you can smell it before you get near it. My husband also makes a wonderful Rosemary Chicken. It doesn’t take much Rosemary to create a mouthful of intense flavors.
What are your memories of using any of the Herbs and Sea Salt above?