So this morning I ordered my replacement pea seeds, going with Maestro, per Danni's (of Critter Farm) suggestion. What was supposed to be a fairly inexpensive order quickly turned into around fifty bucks, as I ordered herbs for tea and the herb bed, some of which I need for a special German sauce called Grune sosse (green sauce) which is the traditional thing to serve with a Tafelspitz. But I digress; I also ordered a Bay Laurel plant, which I meant to order with my citrus last fall but forgot. Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) is a lovely Mediterranean plant that can grow quite tall in moderate climates. My mother has one that is a little bit taller than her second story house; she's been supplying me with dried bay leaves for many years. However, I've been wanting access to fresh bay leaves for awhile- their flavor is different from dried, and ever since reading about flavoring a custard with fresh bay instead of vanilla, I've been wanting to try it.
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In any case, I can still get dried bay leaves from my mother. I kind of wish she was here to kiss away my booboo. That would make it heal faster. It always worked before.