Random Thoughts

Five Things Friday

Amazing aromatics

The five little things that made my week…

1. Gathering these amazing aromatics for a steaming pot of homemade Vietnamese phở.

Found skull

2. A beautiful found skull… I’m thinking it might be a bird of some sort? Anyone have any ideas?

First orange of the season

3. The first orange of the season from our tree. Sweetest orange I’ve ever tasted.

Onion seedlings

4. Go, little onions, go!

Pescadero Red garlic seed

5. Ruby cloves from my Pescadero Red garlic seed. Once I started growing my own garlic, store-bought California garlic seemed so boring.

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »