Spring officially started at my house a month or so ago. It had nothing to do with the date, the slew of singing birds in the area, the baby bunnies the dog loves to chase, or the budding trees. Spring at my house gets started with the first potted fresh herbs sitting on the patio table.
Unfortunately, they had to spend their first night in their new home hiding under the patio table since we had tornadoes in the area. Tornadoes are more of a spectator sport in Oklahoma, but tender young plants don’t do so well in gusty winds, heavy rain, and hail.
It has been a chillier than normal spring and none of the herbs have done so well this spring. Fresh basil and parsley are key ingredients for my lasagna and spaghetti sauce. At this point, it will be weeks (maybe months) before I can harvest enough of both for a huge pot of sauce. I like to keep a healthy supply of sauce (and other things) in the freezer for quick meals on busy nights. It helps break up the monotony of sandwiches. Continue reading “Versatile Pasta Sauce”