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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.

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19 Comments

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    Gahe
    November 22, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Glad to visit your blog. Thanks for this great post that you share to us.

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    oukay
    November 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Is the skull perhaps a pelvis? Looks like an upside down one, with vertebrae at the left end.

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      November 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      I wondered that too! It’s hard to tell with just that one piece (which is about 4 inches long).

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    Brittany
    November 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I’m planting garlic for the first time this year, several varieties I’ve never heard of, but a set of Southern varieties. I’m excited. Your post on planting garlic helped me a lot.

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      Brittany
      November 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      Also, phở is delicious.

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      November 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      I love to plant strange and interesting varieties too… new ones every year. Creoles are my favorite.

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    Jenn D
    November 15, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Love your five things friday! i am planning on making pho today, too! first attempt ever! happy friday!

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      November 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Ooh, enjoy! One of my favorite things about it is just the smells that fill my kitchen for the hours that it spends simmering on the stove.

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