If you love to cook with fresh herbs, there’s a way to do it without running to the store all the time. Simply start your own garden. You don’t need any outdoor space to do it—a kitchen windowsill and a few containers will do the trick. Here’s how to get started.
- Find a sunny spot. First things first: figure out where you want the herbs to put down roots. Most herbs prefer ample amounts of sunshine, so try to find a spot in your apartment that can accommodate their thirst for the sun.
- Pick your plants. While most herbs are relatively easy to grow, some do better indoors than others. For a container garden, basic herbs like mint, chives, parsley, and basil are among the best options. But your selection should depend on your preferences, too. If you rarely cook with basil, don’t bother wasting prime windowsill space on it!
- Choose your containers. No need to run out for planters! DIY containers for your herb garden using items you have around the house. Upcycle empty cans by removing the labels and filling them with potting soil, or try mason jars instead. Even mugs will work! And feel free to decorate your chosen containers with whatever art supplies you have on hand to make your garden a bit more aesthetically pleasing.
- Water and harvest appropriately. When you start your own herb garden, it’s crucial to water each plant just enough, but not too much. You can generally figure out when herbs need more water by simply sticking your finger in the soil. If it feels dry, add enough water to make it moist. You should also do your best to pluck herbs at their peak freshness, which varies from one plant to the next. Check online to find out the best time to “harvest” a specific herb.
Whether you're coming home at the end of a long shift or taking a lunch break while you work from home, the healthiness, affordability, and convenience of CAVA is more important than ever. With opening hours that stretch from 10:45 am to 10 pm, seven days a week, you can order salads, grain bowls, pita wraps, and more for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can even order a family meal box that feeds up to six, including protein, greens, grains, dips, toppings, dressings and six mini pitas. Add-on brownies or blondies for dessert at just $.99 each. And now, with the restaurant’s new contactless curbside pickup option, you can pick up your order even faster and more efficiently. Just choose the "Curbside" option at checkout, park in one of the designated pickup spots, and call to have your food brought out to your car. Delivery is also available via UberEats.
Living in Central means being right in the middle of all the conveniences of living. You’re right next to the Silver Spring Library, you have a Sports center next door, and you have access to a number of excellent restaurants like the Mandalay Restaurant and Cafe, the Olazzo, and Buena Vida to name a few.
You may love the hustle and bustle of all that Silver Spring has to offer, but sometimes there are days where you’d like to retreat to your quiet apartment haven. But before you can retreat, you’ll need food - either for home cooking or for a bounty of snack food. This is where the nearby Whole Foods comes in!
This healthy grocery store is just across the way on Wayne Avenue, a short three-minute drive, take a walk over - cutting across Fenton in only two minutes, or if you’re an Amazon Prime member - get it delivered right to your door.
You can find fresh food such as organic vegetables, sustainable meat & fish, and of course all your familiar groceries. They even have food to accommodate any special diets such as dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and vegan options. If you can’t find what you’re specifically looking for, just ask the store’s team leader, Momar Gueye, for assistance.
Whole Foods is open from 8 am to 9 pm every day except on certain holidays.