I know I have arrived when I have my little Aerogarden set up. I got it for Christmas a couple years ago and it's been one of my favorite things in the kitchen. In my old kitchen I had it on the kitchen table that we only ate at once. The rest of the the time it seemed to be a place to collect paper and things we didn't know what to do with. This time my Aerogarden has it's own special place in my kitchen. It's brightening up an odd little nook that Joey and I turned into a little place of happiness. At least that's how I see it.
I love watching the little plants sprout, which they do fairly quickly. This time I have planted a basil garden. Seven different types of basil. I would have never thought there was a difference until last year when I grew lemon basil and LOVED it. I made lemon basil ice cream and it was amazing. Now with seven kinds I am excited to taste all the flavors and see what I can do with them. Basil grows really fast, so I am sure there is going to be a lot of caprase salads and pesto sauces on the menu this spring! Right now, though, I am just going to enjoy my little garden and watch new life grow. Like the new life Joey and I have created for ourselves in Daly City.
Joey and I are just a couple of guys living in San Francisco. I love cooking and we both like trying new things. Planning our meals is one of our "together" things. I hope you enjoy our blog!
This blog is dedicated to the two most important people in my life - my mom, Ernee Jean O'Brien, and my partner Joey Concepcion. They both have showered me with unconditional support and love and have always encouraged me to be myself. I will always miss my mom and I don't know what I would do without Joey.