Fresh, homemade pasta with homegrown cherry tomatoes and sage
I had my first bean harvest of the year! It won’t be the last as there’s at least enough beans for still one more good harvest. I harvested three varieties: Alabama Black-Eyed Butter Lima, Christmas Pole Lima, and California Black-Eyed Cowpea. The crowd favorite was the Alabama Lima bean. They were so sweet and buttery… Continue reading Harvesting Beans
A repost from last week with more photos… because I’m just loving these sunflowers!
Last year, I grew one sage plant from seed. All summer and winter it stayed tiny and with each new day I feared the end of my sage had come. But it made it. It survived the hot, desert summer. It survived the colder-than-normal winter. And this spring… it has just exploded! I’ve made sage-and-gruyere-stuffed… Continue reading Sage
Last year’s parsley has flowered. It’s covered in ladybugs and other great insects. I love how it looks at the edge of the bedding so I’ve already planted another dozen parsley seedlings this spring.
I’m not one to want a bouquet of roses for a special occasion. But I do love a bouquet of my homegrown roses. They are in full bloom right now and all of my hard work in pruning has paid off. The red ones smell so beautiful!
Spring came a little early.
My first homegrown eggplant!
With a healthy amount of butter and salt. Yum.
Some good news on my cowpeas, and some not-so-good news on my Chinese long beans.