September 9, 2013

Delightful Dill

With autumn nipping at our heels here in Minnesota I'm hanging on to my summer garden as long as possible.  This morning after a light rain I headed outside to pick a handful of dill.

This may seem crazy, but I have always loved the smell of dill!

When dill is in full bloom I like to clip a handful to keep in the kitchen.  A new to me vintage enamelware kettle is the perfect way to display these fresh cut beauties I think.  The combination of yellow and lime green accompanied by a wonderful scent makes this simple arrangement a delight for me.

Years ago while at our local Farmers Market, I happened upon a booth selling big bunches of dill.  At that moment I was hooked on both it's color and it's scent.  I bought three big bundles of it to take home with me.  Hubby thought I'd lost my mind but that didn't stop me from enjoying them one little bit.

Ever summer since, I've been growing dill of my own in the little veggie garden in the back yard.  A couple times a year I'll pick as much as I can to fill containers for my kitchen and dinning room.  I love it as much today as I did years ago after that fateful day at the Farmers Market.

Oh how I wish you could smell how heavenly this is!

Have a great day everyone,


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  1. It is beautiful! It looks perfect in your farmhouse style dining room!

  2. So lovely, Robin...and I can almost smell it from here...

  3. Oh it really is beautiful in your vintage pot. I love it and I am sure the smell is heavenly. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party this afternoon. Hugs, Marty

  4. Yes, I love dill, both taste and smell. You have it in the perfect container.

    I'm a new follower and look forward to visiting.

  5. Your dill looks so pretty and fresh in your enamel teapot! Lovely combination.
    Mary Alice

  6. Looks so beautiful in your kitchen...great photo!

  7. I love dill as well. It reminds me of summers spent helping my grand mother in her basement canning dill pickles. My job was to stuff the dill in the jars before the pickles. Love, love the sent that brings back so many wonderful memories.

  8. I love dill too. It reminds me of my Oma's garden where she would grow tons of it right along side her cucumber plants in preparation for making tons of dilly pickles every fall!


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