Garlicky Asparagus

Garlicky Asparagus Serves 2 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 8 garlic scapes cut into 1-inch pieces 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced Salt and pepper to taste In a large skillet, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Add the asparagus and sauté for a few minutes … More Garlicky Asparagus

Salad Greens

I got a late start this year, but a variety of salad greens are coming along and soon we’ll be having our first big salad from the garden. I direct sowed a few varieties of lettuce, some new and some saved from last year. Last year I let much of my lettuce go to seed and … More Salad Greens

Kohlrabi and Watercress Salad with Ground Sesame Dressing

I foraged for watercress on Martha’s Vineyard and made this delicious salad with radishes and kohlrabi from the West Tisbury farmers market. Kohlrabi and Watercress Salad with Ground Sesame Dressing Serves 6 1 pound of kohlrabi and radishes, thinly sliced or julienne 1 bunch of watercress, stems trimmed ¼ cup white sesame seeds 1 tablespoon … More Kohlrabi and Watercress Salad with Ground Sesame Dressing

Making rows as I go

Last June I received a pink dianthus plant for my birthday. I love this plant. The tiny pink flowers smell like candy and have a sweet and bitter taste. I planted it next to some lavender and it has more than quadrupled in size. Sadly, the flowers bloomed just before a couple of weeks of … More Making rows as I go

Loving Spring

Lots going on right now – seedlings and purples and pinks and what looks like our best strawberry season yet. The berries… Pink azalea buds… Seedlings… Purple dianthus buds and ajuga… Growing peas along the chain link fence…

Sundried Tomato Pesto

This is one of those fridge cleaning recipes. Dinner last night called for a few tomatoes and I opted for sundried instead of flavorless fresh from the grocery store. Thinking about dinner tonight I immediately remembered the sundried tomato pesto that they used to serve at my highschool. Tangy, garlicky, and cheesy, it was one … More Sundried Tomato Pesto