Monday, July 16, 2007

I Swear Officer!

It's oregano!


I've been trimming back my out of control oregano every now and then and hanging the bundles in my closet. As I was putting away the latest batch, I realized I might want to reconsider what I store it in.

Reminds me of the time I left for college and my mom sent me away with a small rubbermaid container of powdered laundry detergent.

She labeled it with a sharpie in big block letters: LAUNDRY SOAP so anyone checking my bags wouldn't think I was smuggling coke. This was waaaay before 9/11 too.

I still use the little rubbermaid container to hold my laundry soap--even though the sharpie label wore off long ago.

I also noticed the beginnings of a tomato!


I must not count my 'maters before they're ripe! But I'm still very excited!

Not much in the realm of knitting this weekend. I was working on A Very Devious Plot for someone who reads this blog.

I should probably rename it.

"A Very Devious Plot" sounds like some lame-ass Harry Potterism.

Harry Pooper can kiss my bootie.

I've ordered a different book about wizards and witches (that quite honestly one could say Harry Pooper ripped off parts of) that should be coming right about the time Dr. Mad Scientist's copy of Harry Pooper and the Ghastly Sellouts arrives in our mailbox.

But more about that later. Hee!!!

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Blogger weezalana said...

Suuuure it's oregano. I've heard that before.

Tomater nubbin! Neat!

7:44 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Guess what? I don't have to work Harry Potter Eve. I do have to work the 21st, though, which I'm assuming is going to be just as busy.

Can I have a smoke?


9:31 PM  
Blogger Magatha said...

Who is this "Harry Potter" I keep hearing about? Is he in the Bush cabinet?

Kids used to cut lids of pot with oregano (for fun and profit of course) all the time way back when. It was really stupid as you can smell it a mile away.

I have never ever seen a tomato that small. Ever. Never.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Maybe crumbled people will do the double take...I know my housemates used to freak out about my baggie of oregano...straight from my mom's garden :) Or the 50 cent baggie from the messican section of the "big named" grocery stores---FYI, cheapest place to get spices is the mexican food section.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

We have some little pumpkins starting to form. I'll have to get a picture tomorrow to amaze Magatha.

Our tomatoes are all volunteers this year. I put a bunch of compost into a bed for annuals and about 20 tomato plants sprung up. Some seem to be cherry tomatoes, some bigger. Not sure if they are supermarket ones or last year's home grown.

11:47 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Cool!! Oregano..I bet that tastes really good!...does it?? ;) Yeah, I'd store it in something else, jar? Good luck with yer 'maters!

12:07 AM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Suddenly I have a strong desire for spaghetti.

Clever ruse, smuggling coke that smells like Tide

12:16 AM  
Blogger Cheesy Knit Wit said...

You don't even like Harry Pooper?

Darnit! You and your devious plots.


4:20 AM  
Blogger JRS said...

It's so refreshing to read the blog posts of someone who mocks Harry Potter. I just don't get it. Maybe if I were 8, but even then I doubt it.

5:32 AM  
Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

You crack me up. ALL THE TIME.
Yes, oregano and tomatoes...sounds good! Can't wait to see what the devious plot is!

6:12 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Oregano. Okaaaay. ;)

Congrats on the tomato! :)

7:06 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

What a sweet little tomato!

I read somewhere that you could take fresh herbs and freezed them, with various liquids (stock, water, wine...), in ice cube trays. And when you are ready to use some - just pull out a cube and pop it into your dish.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous bufanditas said...

I'm so envious. My poor tomato plants did not grow past 1/2". As a matter of fact, nothing I planted, if it happened to sprout at all, grew more than one inch. Keep posting their progress. I'll get my tomato fix through yours. ;)

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We know where you are from---a likely story!!! OREGANO!!!! And what is this plot you are up to? Come on girl we all want to know!!! And yes tomatoes have to start somewhere. Remember the pollination we did on that one you brought home from school? Love, Mom

11:35 AM  
Blogger maryannlucy said...

SOmeone else who doesn't get/like HP - let us join together and celebrate

2:51 PM  
Blogger Sherry W said...

I like HP, but don't get the Midnight Attack the Bookstore dealio. What, is it going to go bad if you don't read it the first week?

I wait patiently in the library queue to read them.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Hmmm, that odour? It's oregano. Really. Honest and for true, Mr Policeman.....

5:26 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Oregano stinks. We had a whole huge bag of it in the fridge one summer when I was growing up. Makes me feel sick. But your baby-tomato is cute. I expect big things from it! - zuma

7:36 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

The first time I grew tomatoes, I was struck by how well they actually grew with not a lot of attention from me.

I think your oregano will actually keep better in an airtight jar :), but it might be more fun to keep it in the baggie ;). I guess it only depends on who's looking in your cabinets ;).

8:17 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Yeah for 'Maters!!!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Starfish said...

Sadly, our oregano plant died this year, mysteriously. It grew wildly for many years, and this year things must have just been to much for it and it checked out.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I'm intrigued about the devious plot! Can't wait...mwahhahahaha-The tomato plant looks really happy, one of my faves!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Cindy G said...

Reminds me of the time my very proper looking Mom came to visit us in California. She picked lots of long stemmed grasses to use in wreaths and dried flower arrangements, and then decided it would be easier to mail them home than carry them on the plane. Coming out of the Post Office she said, "They asked me what was in the box, and I told them 'grass'. Do you think I should have said that? They might get the wrong idea about me."

And your oregano bag looks just like my catnip bag.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Oooh tomato baby! Love it!

Looooove me some homegrown....oregano!

Actually I'm too much of a pussycat to ever do anything illegal, so oregano does it for me.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

Love tomatoes, but the plants smell so nasty. I think it's to protect them from bugs or something, but if I have to pick my own, it also protects them from me.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Rain said...

Yay for itty bitty tommies!

I wouldn't leave the he with hat bag....

2:55 PM  

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