With the weather warming and the book deep in copy edits it was time to face our weed patch/garden. Amaya and I dug in and removed the weeds we did not want to consume. In their place we planted a variety of herbs we picked up at the Trenton Farmer's Market: lemon verbena, purple sage, globe basil, spicy basil, African blue basil, chives, and lemon thyme. We love herbs and they are not only accents to dishes they are the influences behind much of our cooking. Their aromas are captivating and smelling several of them at the same time provides the spark for combinations we may not have thought of. And then there are the flowers. Many of the herbs we picked up had some beautiful flowers. It was amazing to taste the flowers, more delicate than the herb itself and wonderful when a few are placed on the palate.