I think one of the most gratifying things about having a garden is being able to go out and pick the herbs you want for cooking. Buying bundles of herbs in the store is quite costly, and who needs a whole bundle anyway, unless you're making pesto?

Tonight, I roasted a chicken. Earlier today, I went to my herb spiral and picked a few springs of each of the following: rosemary, tarragon, sorrel, marjoram, thyme, and sage. I then put them in a mason jar and added some local extra virgin olive oil. The oil was then rubbed into the skin of the chicken, and the herbs were added with a lemon to the cavity.

This felt extremely frugal and housewifely. :) Not to mention, mouth-watering.