So, I've got this lovage plant growing in the garden (Lovage --or Maggi-plant for some of you Euro-folks-- is where celery seed comes from). It tends to get a little huge, and really, I hardly use the stuff when I cook. I know. I should use it more. It's not half bad, and it really packs a whollop in the I didn't know celery had flavor department.
No. Don't ask me how to get celery seed from the thing. I have no idea how to go about doing that. Plus, I can't think of a single recipe out there that uses celery seed. Now, celery salt? Oh yeah. I only know of one recipe for that, and it's damn good bloody mary (although, a friend of mine used to put it on his buttered toast, but I could never really get into that).
Anyway... Where the hell was I?
Oh yes. My lovage plant.
It's next to the ant-infested peonies. And, as today's picture shows, ants really seem to dig celery seed.
Kind of neat, I suppose. I like the little ant coming up the stem to this packed snack bar of munching insects. However, as the picture illustrates, ants are freakin' stupid, since, as you can see in the background, there's a completely ant-free and open buffet right next door.
Anyway, aside from that, I recommend the large version or The Really Large Version (also known as The Big O).
They look like little ninjas.
Thankfully, I the ant infestation is limited to the garden and not inside the house.
Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 6/25/2008 10:26:00 AM