Random Thoughts

Five Things Friday

My garden assistant

The five little things that made my week…

1. My garden assistant. Or more like, boss.

Serrano peppers

2. More serrano peppers than I can eat! I think homemade crushed red pepper flakes are in my future this summer.

Carrot tops

3. Carrot tops in the afternoon light.

Orange mint

4. Orange mint (one of my favorite mints) coming back after a hefty prune in spring.

Wild strawberries

5. Yellow Wonder wild strawberry plants that need to be divided. They should be producing again soon!

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 »