South Shore Gallery cooked this weekend — with herbs

On Sunday afternoon, I was part of the crowd that gathered at the South Shore Gallery in Apollo Beach to watch Chef Shari demonstrate planting container herbs. She also tossed out lots of good ideas for cooking with herbs.

Fresh-picked herbs can be a frugal cook's best friend; they'll keep in the refrigerator for several days.

Samples of her delicious watermelon salsa, fresh herb dip, herb gazpacho and mint chocolate chip ice-cream were available.

South Shore Gallery co-owner Beth Howard tasting some of Shari's lemongrass-ginger iced tea. Or was it wine?

While I was at the gallery, I had to browse and check out the exciting items that had been added since my last visit. As always I was mesmerized by the kitchen items. Love these handmade wooden utensils!

Visit Shari's blog, The Saucy Gourmet, at "http://chefshari.blogspot.com/".

And if you haven't stopped by the South Shore Gallery in awhile, Beth now has a "gift registry" where you can register for the things you like in the gallery. What an easy way for friends and family to shop! And not only that, you're supporting our local businesses at the same time.

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