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Category Archives: gardening
For Valentine’s Day, my husband bought me a bunch of plants for our garden. I had been anxiously anticipating their arrival for a few weeks now, however we were stuck in the Winter-That-Would-Not-End, so the nursery held on to them. … Continue reading
Gentle reader, I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with an entertaining and fascinating post but all I have are random bits of this and that. Which, of course, means that it’s time for one of our stream … Continue reading
Last week my husband cleared out all the sad, depressed tomato and tomatillo plants. The days have gotten cooler and the nights are down right chilly which makes the plants sulk and stop producing fruit. Plus, I was just really, … Continue reading
A friend of mine once said that every season has its own distinct smell and that basil’s fragrance belonged to summer. I agree with her. Basil smells of sunshine, green things, and heat, all things that belong to summertime. This … Continue reading
I always feel bad for zucchinis. First off, most people (myself included) have a hard time even spelling the word. Two c’s or is it two n’s or both? Despite being incredibly prolific, zucchinis aren’t much celebrated in the culinary … Continue reading
It has begun. The summer bounty has begun its chaotic, frenzied dance of deliciousness. So much produce. So much abundance. The tomatillos are starting to make their appearance. They look so precious, busting out of their husks like that. Authentic … Continue reading
The other night I was protesting the obscenely hot weather in Indianapolis by eating egg rolls at my friend Zoe’s house. (Because if you are going to protest something, you should do it with delicious Chinese food.) While munching away, … Continue reading
Most mornings I drag myself outside to check on the garden beds before the heat of the day arrives and makes me a homebound worshipper of central air. (Fact: Just the mere mention of humidity makes me sweat in the … Continue reading
My spring garden has hit maximum overload this week. (Notice how it is the week when I am juggling a million items and my husband is hospitalized overnight for pneumonia. This is always my life.) The lettuce and spinach are … Continue reading