Dry your herbs
In our family we simply love herbs. The other day, while Sigurd and I where doing the weekly weekend grocery shopping early in the morning, Magne had made breakfast for himself while we where away. Scrambled eggs and bacon, the pan still on the stove when we came home. Apparantly he though "someone" came by to wash it for him.
A short moment I was quite annoyed with the mess, until I realised the boy had been in the garden to get chives for his eggs. That moment I realised that some of all my motherly advice had reached his 13 year old brain. There's still hope that he will turn out good.
But back to the herbs. This spring I bought to large taggagon plants that have just grown and grown. They should be able to survive the winter, but I'm not quite sure. Sometimes winters are wet, sometimes we have -20° C. Today, I cut them completely down and dried wnough for a glass full. That should cover our need for tarragon for soups and sauces all winter. Sauce Bearnaise is one of our favorites, easy to make if you never ever let the sauce boil.