Friday, June 12, 2009

A Bundle of Oregano - and hope

Lessons learned about restraint and discipline.

Today I had to cut my oregano in order to allow it to continue to produce fragrant, green leaves the remainder of the summer.

The bundle however will go up into my attic to dry and will give added flavor to soups, stews and sauces next winter.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

One of the many reasons I garden - - FOOD

This time of year is my favorite. I traipse through my yard, snatch a handful of blueberries, maybe pop a fresh juicy red strawberry into my mouth and peruse my veg garden to see what is ready for the kitchen and ultimately my tummy.

Today it was the fresh crookneck squash, some flat leap parsley and the first of the season cucumber. I pulled out a casserole dish - sliced the squash, the purple onion and even added in some fresh corn. Dribbled on some virgin olive oil, salt & pepper and popped into the oven. Next I chopped up some tomatoes, my cukes & the parsley for my salad and as a third item I sliced some red potatoes, boiled them till just barely soft in water, added some bits of proscuitto and a bit of milk. Yum. It was all so very good.

The rewards of gardening.