As you might remember if you read this blog with regularity, I picked ten pounds of strawberries over the weekend. This left me with plenty to jam. Plenty. Especially since I’m (gasp!) kind of a novice canner. Between picking and managing a boisterous Cherub, I chatted with a very sweet friend, Jenn (editor of the… Read More Strawberry Week | Jam, Two Ways
I almost can’t stand it. I love peonies and their explosion of petals and entrancing fragrance. So, so much. I slog buckets filled to almost overflowing into the house to set on anything that will hold still. They’re here for such a short time. I am blessed. Now to make peony syrup for cocktails and… Read More Abundance
It’s early Spring, and there is an abundance of all sorts of young herbs, lettuces, and edible flowers. They are tender, beautiful and delicious. This is clearly the beginning of salad season. Just pick, tear, and drizzle with the best possible olive oil. Tonight I used dill, mint, picked thyme, parsley, baby lettuces and, as… Read More Backyard Foraging | Violet Salad with Goat Cheese in Phyllo
Found a bit of wild garlic or onions in the back lawn. They will taste fabulous, snipped like chives, over the top of the peasant chickpeas for dinner.
My friend Kate took several pictures recently when we had a little playdate with Cherub. One of the photos that struck me was this one of a bee with full knees. I hope to welcome many of these little pollinators to my garden plants soon. We need them.
I had some ‘cress on a steak earlier this week. It was hydroponically grown with the very clean roots still attached. I wondered… Will this grow in my pond? I’ll let you know.
I know there will be at least one crumble and a cocktail or two in my future.