The Simple Things in Life

It’s the Little Things in Life that sometimes make the greatest impact. Many times a handwritten note means volumes more than a new piece of jewelry, or a single cut rose more than an overflowing bouquet. Attention to detail, thoughtful, edited can often be profound, distinct and beautiful. 

We love the simple.

Both of our gardens contain a variety of fresh herbs. A clipping of fragrant basil, tarragon or thyme can bring a simple dish to life. If you’ve never grown herbs in your yard, know that they are super easy to grow. They can be grown in a pot on a window sill or porch, or in a raised bed tucked among flowers. They’re hard to kill, trust us! We love trying a new herb every spring, like chocolate mint and discovering the many ways a simple flavor can change a dish.

With an abundance of fresh produce growing throughout the summer, here is a great recipe you can make and experiment with using different fresh herbs. You’ll be surprised how this simple ingredient can change the landscape of flavors you taste in every bite. 

Grilled Summer Vegetables

1 eggplant thick sliced

1 zucchini cut length wise in thick slices

1 yellow squash cut length wise in thick slices

1 red onion thick sliced

1 red pepper 

1 patty-pan squash thick sliced

2-3 cloves of garlic minced

2 Tbls. of balsamic vinegar

olive oil

salt & pepper

2 Tbls. chopped fresh herb

(try basil, thyme, oregano, marjoram, tarragon)


1. Heat up a grill.

2. Brush all sliced vegetables with olive oil and place on grill. Cook until tender.

3. Place whole red pepper on grill, cook until tender, charring all the skin. Remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes to cool off. Then peel skin off, cut in half and remove seeds and veins.

4. Chop all grilled vegetables and toss with remaining ingredients in a bowl. 

Here are a couple of other simple recipes using fresh herbs: 1 Min. Quinoa Salad & Fish Escabeche


How do you make time for the “little things” in life? 

Olivari Olive Oil is celebrating “One Year of Little”. Visit their Facebook page to learn why the little things are everything.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olivari . The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olivari .  The opinions and text are all mine.