November 1, 2010

Parsley Cookies: Need Recipe

I am a dope.

I was having a lovely glass of wine on the patio one late afternoon, reading the new large-format Forestfarm catalog, with my camera at the ready for some early evening low-light shots of the garden.

Decided the birdbath needed cleaning and filling.  Used the Jet setting on the hose to power clean the crud from the birdbath and.....

.... I completely soaked the catalog, sprayed the camera, watered down my glass of wine and drenched the chair I was sitting in.

I am a dork.

You can read about other gardening "oops" on the first of each month on Joene's blog.

(As a further observation about garden oops, you will note from the photo above that it is entirely possible to have TOO MUCH PARSLEY planted in the herb garden around your birdbath.  The basil never had a chance and gave up.  The dill held out until midsummer but then got swamped.  I have exhausted all recipes that use fresh sprigs, and am now considering making parsley cookies for Christmas.)


  1. At least you had lots of "green" around your birdbath. Maybe you should have made parsley cookies or a parsley pate for Halloween.

  2. Lisa, a parsley pate actually sounds kind of yummy!

  3. Sweetbay, the camera was fine but I was pretty miffed. I was more upset about the watered down wine.

  4. This sounds like something I would do. Funny in retrospect, not so funny at the time!

  5. Lorrie, thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed finding your blog recently!

  6. At least once a year I drop the hose on the ground, forcing the nozzle to spray upward at me. I must be a dork, too. Thanks for adding a touch of humor to November's GOOPs. Have you considered freezing the parsley (blended with oil and garlic into a pesto-like swirl) in ice cube trays. It would be great this way in winter soups.

  7. Joene, hoses have to be the most dangerous tool in the garden! Margaret Roach at A Way to Garden has a good method for freezing parsley for winter too.

  8. must be nice...I plant the parsely by seed, nurturing it and gently planting it out in the garden. Do I ever get to harvest any? NO. The dang swallowtail butterfly catapillers get to it first every time LOL

  9. Wow, that is some impressive parsley! Here is a delicious Persian recipe that would use some up. (it's very fresh, light dish. You can find a million variations online!)
    Herb Koo Koo


    ¼ cup olive oil or melted butter
    8 eggs
    1 ½ cups freshly minced parsley leaves (washed, dried and processed in a food processor)
    ½ cup freshly minced cilantro leaves (washed, dried and processed in a food processor)
    ½ cup fresh spinach, chopped
    1 bunch scallions, chopped small
    ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped small
    ½ of an iceberg lettuce, chopped fine
    1 ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon black pepper
    Fresh lemon juice (2 lemons)


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

    Break the eggs into a bowl and beat well with a fork. Add salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons
    olive oil (or melted butter) and mix.

    Add the herbs (minced parsley, green onions, mint, cilantro, lettuce and spinach), mix

    Pour the remainder of the oil or butter into an oven proof pan and place in the preheated
    oven. When the oil is hot, pour the herb/egg mixture into the pan. Baked the Koo Koo
    uncovered for 45 minutes.

    Present the Koo Koo in the baking dish or unmold onto a serving platter. Cut Koo Koo
    into squares and serve with fresh lemon juice.
    - Meg

  10. Ah, I do love the word "dork". :)

    (It can only get better after an event like that!)

  11. Nickie, I actually planted so much this year because in the past the swallowtails ate it. Not this year!

    Meg, What a great recipe.. thanks. With 8 eggs it sounds like a souffle. I love the name Koo Koo!!

    Garden Ms. S, It did get better after that. Much better.

  12. Well, if you're a dork I shudder to think what that makes me. I leave catalogs out on the picnic table. Turn on the sprinklers and then discover my mistake the following day. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! I look forward to reading more of your posts. Now, I must ask... where are you in relation to Stamford, CT? I'm out there quite often for work...

  13. Kate, thanks for coming over here. I am about an hour north of Stamford. Nothing in Connecticut is very far from anything else. Not like Utah and the great open west!


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