Every time I go to work in my herb nook, I practically burst with appreciation. This is where I get to work?! Surrounded by herbs and oils and tins and bottles, things that I love playing with? Creating this little herb studio in my teeny tiny kitchen has been one of the best things I have ever done. It’s like a working in an alter.
Do any of you have an herbal nook of your own?
A space dedicated to storing and creating with herbs, whether it be a shelf in a cupboard or a room in a house?
I’d love to hear about it!
Some exciting changes have happened in the herb nook. It started when I found a new larger shelf on which to keep my herbs, which prompted me to buy a bunch of gallon and half-gallon glass jars to store them in.
Maybe that doesn’t sound exceedingly exciting, but to me it is!
More space means more herbs in jars, rather than herbs in bags stored in bins. Storing herbs in jars exponentially increases my ease of filling and creating formulas, because I simply have to look and grab a jar, instead of taking out bins and digging in them for minuets at a time. It is lovely to see the color and texture of the herbs, and to visually weigh my options and respond to the herbs that call, pick me! pick me!
I am storing my tinctures more prominently, too. I love having them featured as collections, and I especially like the Cascadia Folk Medicines lined up ready for dropping their luscious, rich flavor on my tongue whenever the inspiration calls.
Little bits of recently harvested herbs line plates and bowls. I let them fully dry here before transferring them to their own jar. I love seeing the bright purple of clover and smelling the sweet, fresh aroma of the chamomile growing out my front door.