Why Don’t You… Grow Fresh Basil?

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Why don’t you…?

Go to the pool? Swim a few leisurely laps? Relax in the sauna afterwards?

Make homemade versions of your favourite treats? Pop tarts? Donuts? Croissants?

Drink ginger tea with your meals? Give your digestion a helping hand?

Go to bed early? Make a cup of chamomile tea and snuggle down with a good book?

Make chocolate covered strawberries for dessert and share them with someone you love?

Smile? More than usual?

Make old-fashioned woven friendship bracelets? Give them to all of your friends?

Call your parents? Or your favourite uncle and aunt? Just to say hello?

Go easy on the hair product, heavy creams and perfumes? Give your body a little break?

Grow fresh basil? Make your own pesto?

What lovely things have you been doing this week? Why don’t you share with us?

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. Nicole 2 years ago

    I can’t wait to get a herb garden going when we move into a house in August. An honest to god house, with a back yard and a hills hoist and shit. I’m even looking at chooks! Such a domestic goddess.

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      Smaggle 2 years ago

      I cannot get a herb garden to work on my balcony. It’s inward facing so not much natural light. It makes me so sad!

      • Nicole 2 years ago

        Boo! I have an image in my mind of me flouncing out in a kaftan, bright eyed and busy tailed, to get my chives so I can make a delish frittata for my family. Real life, I’ll be stumbling around my back yard in my husband’s pj’s, coffee in hand, trying to work out if what’s growing is chives or a weed and deciding fuck it; I’ll just cook it anyway. Reality sucks!

  2. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella 2 years ago

    Hehe basil is actually something that I can grow with my terrible gardening skills! Hooray for unkillable herbs 😀

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