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Five Things Friday

Purple of Romagna artichokes

The five little things that made my week…

1. These artichokes. That color.

Avocado tree

2. My beautiful avocado tree… look at the size of that canopy! Just three years ago, I had a tiny harvest of five avocados the whole season because the tree was nearly dead from neglect after the previous homeowners moved. Now, I can’t even count how many avocados it has.

Tomato seedlings

3. My tomatoes getting a glorious sun bath before going in the ground next week.

McGrath Family Farm

4. A lovely visit to McGrath Family Farm for some book inspiration.

Bunnies in waiting

5. McGrath’s bunnies. So squeezably soft. I wanted to take these little fellas home with me.

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 »