It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that I am not capable of talking about thyme without making puns.
This week’s friday foto finder challenge is “herbs.” Well, actually, it’s “HERBS.” So maybe I should have tried to finds some Herbs, not herbs. I don’t actually know any Herbs. I did learn that there is a slang meaning of herb (with the h pronounced) that means, more-or-less, “dork.” I don’t know if admitting that I learned that on Urban Dictionary makes me a herb. Let’s pretend not.
Anyhow, I seem to have gotten sidetracked by herbs (h pronounced) while looking for herbs (silent h). I did find some herbs, but not much in the way of an interesting photo. I did remember that I’d gotten some thyme as part of my experience belonging to a CSA in 2007, and tracked down this old photo, which features some thyme hanging out with some veggies. So, we have an old photo of thyme.
Then I vaguely remembered having bought some fresh herbs to use in preparing my Thanksgiving feast. Remarkably, the package of thyme has held up quite well in my refrigerator. I was amused to see that the label says “Infinite.” No wonder it has lasted so well, being infinite thyme. (I never realized I was someone with infinite thyme on my hands. Or in my vegetable drawer.)
But wait! It gets older! When I was checking to see if there was anything interesting of the herbal variety in my spice cabinet, I found this bottle of “Organic Lemon Thyme,” which someone long ago had lovingly labeled with masking tape and bubble letters. This is not actually thyme that I have used, and I didn’t really mean to save it. I liked the bottle, which had been in an apartment I lived in when I was an undergraduate. That was over 20 years ago.
This, my friends, is some old thyme.
To see what other herbs have been dug up, pay a visit to the fff blog. Have some herbs you want to share? There’s still time to play along!
5 thoughts on “old thyme photos (friday foto finder: herbs)”
Very funny! Had a great thyme reading this post :)
I pun on this herb every thyme I use it, as well. It’s almost become a tradition when Erik and I are cooking together, to refer to how much thyme we have on our hands.
I’m delighted that you have found a way to keep infinite thyme in storage. ;)
Will you throw out the stuff from the nice bottle, or hold onto it because you need more thyme?
I had a wonderful thyme reading your blogpost and looking at the photos. :)
You are a great sage being able to talk about so much thyme :)