Our Lemon Queen sunflowers have finally bloomed! They are taller than Will, who is six feet. Also, we have a cute Sugar Baby watermelon growing bigger by the day. We are enjoying watching the various flowers around the garden (such as this pumpkin flower pictured below) bloom and close, as well as watching all of… Continue reading Garden notes
We spent the afternoon in the kitchen yesterday, putting together a delicious recipe for burnt eggplant with tahini included in Yotam Ottolenghi’s book Plenty, and later on a favorite mushroom and barley soup from Mark Bittman. I roasted the eggplant until its skin wrinkled and turned black in patches, then scooped out the soft flesh… Continue reading In our kitchen, yesterday.
A cardinal hops along the bushes just outside our front window. The birds chirp while the occasional car and cyclist whoosh past our otherwise quiet street. Inside the a/c hums, and all feels still. White Jasmine flowers bloom lush and heavy on green ever winding vines that have crept their way in and out of… Continue reading kitchen inspiration
Thunder woke us early this morning, and it looks as though we can expect rain all day. I love this weather, dark and wet as it is. I think our garden does, too. The last few days have been the opposite-bright and hot Florida days that we filled with as much time outside as we… Continue reading Spring days, rainy and sunny.
We are beginning to see the fruits of our work in this season’s garden. We went about planting more seriously this year. Will built two raised bed gardens and dug a patch in the ground for larger plants to have room to grow as well. We started seeds indoors at least a month ago, hardened… Continue reading gardens and fermented soybeans
Stopping in to share some of our recent favorite meals, with the intention of coming back to write more later. Will made me this nourishing salad with chickpeas, cucumber, green onion, tomato, and parsley with sumac spiked oil and vinegar dressing. One morning Will brought home extra eggs from the market and we cooked this… Continue reading Recently
Though I’m a bit early, I would like to share some of my thoughts on National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26) while I still have time to write. I was recently inspired by the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, an organization aimed at raising awareness about asbestos and mesothelioma, to consider the dangers of poisons and toxins commonly found… Continue reading For National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26)