I found some cute little containers that I could put on the outdoor table on the verandah outside the kitchen, and bought some new bright cheery perky herbs. I also had some white Ikea pots and put some herbs in those too.
Now I have herbs right outside my kitchen door.
Italian flat leaf parsley, thyme, chives, basil, oregano,mint, baby spinach, Vietnamese mint, coriander and lemon grass. That part of the verandah faces north so it gets lots of sun during winter.