ISSUE 67  |  Bring on the Spring

Share Your Recipe to Win a Vertical Garden

April 09, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Stacey Lindsay

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To celebrate the arrival of spring and cap off a month of giveaway contests, this week we're awarding a grand prize from William-Sonoma Agrarian's spring catalog: a Freestanding Vertical Garden with a value of $400.

With a Freestanding Vertical Garden, you can plant a year round "living wall" of herbs in your kitchen (imagine stepping over to grab a few snips of fresh thyme or rosemary while you're cooking your favorite dish).

Read to start cooking? Here's how to enter the contest:

  • "Like" Gardenista on Facebook.
  • Post a photo of a dish you made from a recipe that you created; at least one ingredient must be a fresh herb, particularly one you would choose to grow in a Freestanding Vertical Garden.
  • Encourage your friends to go to Gardenista's Facebook page to like your photo; the photo with the most "likes" on Gardenista's Facebook page will win. (And please note: If your recipe sounds especially delicious, we may ask to include in a post.)
  • The contest will officially close 6 pm EST, Sunday, April 14.

For cooking inspiration, here are a few of our favorite recipes calling for fresh, handpicked herbs.

Above: Our grand prize is the ultimate indoor herb garden. Designed and created by GroVert exclusively for Williams-Sonoma Agrarian, the Freestanding Vertical Garden features 40 planting cells and a moisture mat to evenly distribute water (a hidden collector tray catches excess water). Simply plant, water, and watch your bounty grow; $399.95 at Williams-Sonoma.

Above: What's the secret to the most divine pasta? It's as simple as adding a handful of fresh herbs and edible flowers, a la Linda Scheibal of Pasta Poetry. For her recipe, visit The Magic Pasta Ingredient.

Above: At a Remodelista dinner party last year, we all fell for Stacy Lauer's farro dish made with sausage and fava beans and decorated with pomegranate seeds, fennel fronds, sprigs of chevril, and fresh thyme.

Above: Heidi Swanson's bean and vegetable soup served with a dollop of pistou features fresh vegetables, crushed garlic, sea salt, and chopped basil. Photo and recipe via 101 Cookbooks.

Want more inspiration? Browse more of our easy and quick Favorite Recipes.