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Five Things Friday

Purple kohlrabi

The five little things that made my week…

1. The Sputnik has landed! (Kohlrabi definitely come from a different world, don’t you think?)

First strawberry of the season

2. Upon clearing out my strawberry patch for spring, I found this little beauty in the leaves… the first strawberry of the season!

Making a mess of the mulch

3. Yes, we did just rake all that mulch yesterday, and yes, our chicken did just make a mess of it all again.

Climbing jasmine

4. The jasmine is starting to bloom right outside my bedroom window. Heaven.

Freshly baked loaf of pain d'epi

5. One of my favorite breads to bake these days: pain d’epi, a classic French loaf shaped to look like a wheat stalk.

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 »


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    Xochi Navarro
    March 7, 2014 at 9:29 am

    That breads looks amazing! Do you have a recipe for it? 🙂

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    March 7, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Loving the kohlrabi! Vegetables can be so pretty.


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    March 7, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Love the purple Kohlrabi, so pretty! I definitely have to try and grow it.

    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      March 7, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      It’s so fun to see the bulb take shape as it grows!


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