I can’t remember the first time I tried lavender ice cream, but I do remember thinking it sounded weird at first… and possibly tasting like perfume (because really, who wants to eat linen spray?). Luckily for my tastebuds, it wasn’t and it didn’t, and I’ve been smitten with lavender-flavored sweets ever since. I heart this […]
We’re often told that once a brassica bolts, that signals the end of its life. But to me, those first few kale buds (also known as kale raab) are the start of a new life — in the form of edible flowers that are surprisingly tender and sweet (especially if you’ve had a very cold […]
I know it’s not spring yet, but in my neck of the woods (which I affectionately call “the land of 72 and sunny”) it already feels like spring, and it even looks like spring too. I guess that prognosticatin’ groundhog was right after all — spring is near, and this is what I’m seeing around […]
One of my favorite herbs sits in my perennial herb bed, and it’s a basil. Yep, a perennial basil. I never even knew such a thing existed until I found my African Blue at a nursery. It flowers almost year-round with pretty purple and lavender buds on long stems, but never bolts and tastes just […]
A montage of blooms from my local nursery. What is it about flowers that incites happiness, evokes memories, inspires romance? A brilliant fuchsia. I love its ornamental buds. They look like paper lanterns!
Another sign that spring is in the air… my Aka Karaine hot radish has bolted. Since this was the first crop I ever planted, and also the first I harvested, I feel like a mother watching her beloved child leave the nest. Sigh… it had a good run.
Isn’t it amazing how a medley of seasonal vegetables plucked from the garden this morning could go from this… … To this gorgeous garden salad!