|Zucchini from seed!|
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I am thinking that the garlic and onions in my garden have come to maturity much sooner than they should have; this according to books and articles I have read. It seems that beyond good soil, water and tender care, temperature and climate ultimately dictate the success of what grows in the garden and how it grows.
|From this (mid-March 2013)...|
|...to this (mid-May 2013)|
|Up close; see the onion bulbs growing into plump goodness?|
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Kale Chips: Tear leaves into large pieces, sprinkle with olive oil and season with salt; bake in the oven until crispy. The chips were indeed crispy, but the taste? Too, too, too! organic for me. I should have maybe tried again and adjusted the seasoning... Do you think?! I'll stick with smoothies for now.
So today, I have a chopping board full of garlic cloves. A good handful of unpeeled cloves, I have frozen. I have a small bit of garlic pulp chopped up ready to cook with, and the rest of the crop are pictured here. Poor Papa! Ray's reaction: "Looks like garlic! " he says with pride, always a big fan of my accomplishments at home and in the garden. "Eeewh! Smells like garlic!" (Such a discerning nose he has.) I think the kitchen smells cozy, he thinks the kitchen stinks of garlic; and so it does!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Visit www.knittynoodle.blogspot.com to see my most recent woven scarf, a silk/merino wool blend. I have been filling these winter days, weaving as well as cleaning up and puttering in the winter garden for upcoming spring planting. I comment on garden happenings my garden blog, www.sweetcasita.blogspot.com. Too many blogs; I know! I have considered consolidating; however, there is a service where one can publish one's blog entries into a printed book format; they do it all for you. I have always wanted to be published and self-publishing my journal is a goal. Therefore, I have four categories which I try to keep separate: home, garden, sewing and knitting/crafty things. We shall see how it all turns out; in the meantime, I am busy, busy, busy and very happy as well.