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A few weeks ago I told you I was starting my herb garden using new Gro-ables seed pods from Miracle Grow. I'm so excited to share with you this garden-fresh tomato basil tart and show you the progress! Just keep in mind that plastic is my type of house plant so we are talking miracles here!
I love to use fresh ingredients in my cooking but they are so expensive in the store. When I decided to plant Gro-ables I went for the herbs I use most often Basil, Cilantro, and some butter head lettuce. These pods are less than a $1.50 each so how can you go wrong. I planted them in a window box so I could get hubby to hang it right outside my kitchen window. (This way I will see it every morning and remember to water it)
I used Miracle Grow Organic potting soil so that I don't have to worry about any chemicals in my food. When I've planted flowering pots on my porch I have always used Miracle Grow soils and gotten great results.
I read the directions on the Gro-ables Seed Pods (ummm cause I'm not my husband and I like to read directions). Good thing I did because I was about to bury them in soil. You should put them in even with the soil and not cover them. They're guaranteed if you plant as directed so really if you are first timer or a failure at food gardening you can't lose!
Then I watered them with my cute cow shaped watering can, the water pours out of his nose which my 5-year-old finds hysterical!
Now you wait and in a few days and if you do things right you will be lucky like me and see these!
Mine herbs are still growing and I can't wait to use them on pizza or in fresh sauces. Recently I used some fresh basil to make this tomato basil tart I mentioned in my last post. It was so yummy and is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- 1 Pie Crust I used Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust Room Temp
- 3 Tbs. Butter
- 4 Medium Tomatoes diced
- 3 Green Onions
- 2 Tbs. Fresh Basil
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- 1/4 Tsp. Pepper
- 8 oz. Swiss Cheese Shredded
- 3 Eggs
- 1 C. 1/2 and 1/2
- Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees
- Spray a 10 1/2 inch tart pan or pie dish with non-stick cooking spray or spray olive oil.
- Place your room temp pie crust into the dish and press into the sides.
- Bake Crust for 5 minutes then prick the bottom with a fork and bake for 5 minutes more.
- Remove from oven and turn up oven to 425 degrees.
- Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat, add tomatoes, green onion, fresh basil, salt and pepper.
- Saute for 10 minutes or until it's reduced by 1/2.
- Drain off any excess liquid using a colander if you wish.
- sprinkle cheese over the bottom of the crust then spread the tomato mixture over the cheese.
- Whisk the eggs and 1/2 and 1/2 together.
- Pour over the mixture.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Reduce oven temp to 375 degrees and bake for another 30-35 minutes.
- Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Are you excited now to try some fresh herbs in your recipes? Leave me a comment and tell me what recipe you want to try them in. I might join you in making it. Then you can watch this video for more info on Gro-ables.