Fall is the perfect time for reflection and planning in the garden, I’ve recently made some great discoveries too!
One thing about eating locally is that you have to be really creative. Between the CSA and the garden the amount of fresh summer fruits and veggies that require immediate attention can be overwhelming, but I’ve actually found that the simplest meals are the most satisfying. Berries, peaches, and fresh goat cheese for breakfast, or a … More Two Summer Salsas
These creatures are so fascinating! My husband bought me a rue plant last spring. I wasn’t sure what to do with it so I started doing some research. I found out that it attracts black swallowtail butterflies and sure enough, by late June the plant was covered in little black caterpillars. They ate through almost … More Black Swallowtail Caterpillars
I came across frozen green garbanzo beans at the store recently and thought they would make for a nice twist on classic hummus. Green garbanzos have a decidedly greener flavor, kind of like green peas, which makes a brighter tasting hummus. I was also pretty generous with the parsley which added to the fresh green … More Green Hummus and My First Garlic!
I think my garden is prettiest in the late afternoon. Here’s what’s growing these days.
Lavender is in full bloom! The bees seem intoxicated by it and I have to admit that I have to pause and take a deep breath every time I catch its scent. I knew that I wanted to use it in this week’s Studio 26 treat and I found some great recipes online. I have … More Chocolate Mint and Lavender Iced Tea
I woke up really early this morning. I just couldn’t sleep. Really, I couldn’t wait to get out into the garden. Does anyone else do that? Get up at six to start gardening? After last night’s winds and rain everything needed a little cleaning. The peas had crumbled under their own weight, so I harvested … More Greens & Eggs and Strawberry Basil Limeaid
I have a mulberry tree. It’s been five years and I’ve never tasted a mulberry. There’s something very wrong with that. We started cutting back the tree every spring before the berries came. They were kind of a nuisance, and these are white mulberries, not the sweet black ones. This year we decided to try … More Sharing the Mulberries