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6 Things to Do with Leftover Herbs

Herb gardening can be an embarrassment of riches. I’m brainstorming ways to solve this “problem.”

1) Cocktails. My friend Autumn lives in Chicago, where you can do cool stuff like take a class on how to infuse cocktails. She gave me the CliffsNotes version, and it seems pretty doable. Infused alcohol would also make a classy gift.

 

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pH Tests Are pHascinating

If only I'd listened more to Mr. Mesh during 11th grade chemistry. Credit wiki.chemprime.chemeddl.org.

If only I’d listened more to Mr. Mesh during 11th grade chemistry. Credit wiki.chemprime.chemeddl.org.

A few years ago, I had to leave work for an emergency eye doctor’s appointment.

My eyes were swollen and red. I could hardly see to drive myself to the doctor’s office. (Oh, the irony…) When I got there, the doctor told me I was allergic to a protein in my contact solution.

I’ll never forget my boss’s response when I relayed this information later that day: “Nothing like putting the allergen directly into your eye!”

In a sense, this is what I’ve been doing to my plants.

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