My first saffron flower
Fresh, homemade pasta with homegrown cherry tomatoes and sage
Fresh, homegrown beans with smoked pork loin and fried potatoes. Topped with beet and chard seedlings. Enjoying my bean harvest and putting my thinnings to use. yum
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
Found on a parsley plant!
A repost from last week with more photos… because I’m just loving these sunflowers!
Back in October I planted 40 cloves of garlic. I’ve never planted garlic before so these last 9 months have seemed like an eternity. It requires a lot of faith to plant garlic. You put a single clove in, wait several months, and then expect to pull out a whole head of garlic… it’s really… Continue reading Garlic
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.