The fact that I can go to the garden and pick some fruits and eat them straight off the plant overwhelms me with a sense of pure and utter joy. Some of these fruits include my Blackberries. These blackberries were planted last year and have grown from 1 year old canes. I have been told […]Read more "Garden Blackberries"
I have never tried making Kale Chips with the Cavalo Nero variety and since I made a generous harvest this time round, I thought I’d give it a go. It also gave me a good excuse to try out my new food dehydrator – which might I add – works SO much better than using […]Read more "Cavalo Nero Kale Chips"
This growing season I decided to plant Strawberry Popcorn. And no, the corn isn’t strawberry flavoured. There is actually a plant that is called Strawberry Popcorn. It’s an heirloom variety, producing rather small ears (3-5 inches) of corn, encrusted with these tiny ruby like kernels. I placed a whole ear of corn in the microwave […]Read more "Strawberry Popcorn"
I hope I didn’t take these out of the ground too early – but I needed the garden space for other crops. They look like a good size though for something that I sort of neglected over the past few months… Now all I need to do is let them dry out for later use.Read more "Garlic"
If I went into the whole gardening thing hoping that every season I would have bountiful crops of everything, then I would surely be kidding myself. Take these redcurrants as an example. Quantity wise – well, as you can see, it’s quite paltry to say the least. As this was only planted a few months […]Read more "Redcurrants"
I don’t believe in magic – but when I look at the Then and Now photos of my Zucchini plants – I really feel like something magical has taken place. Nature is truly amazing. It’s always been a provider – and a generous one at that. Look at them – it still amazes me that […]Read more "Zucchini – Then and Now"
This little solo baby below is the very first strawberry I have picked from our strawberry patch – it was the only fully ripe one there. I could have left it on the plant a few more days to ripen out the remaining pale flesh near the cap, however I couldn’t bear the thought of […]Read more "First Strawberry from the Garden"
I find sometimes the use of the term ‘organic’ to be a pretentious classification in blog recipes immediately discounting those who don’t have the means of buying organic themselves. I haven’t titled this post as ‘Organic Kale Chips’ for that same reason, however, because the Kale has come straight out of my garden, they are […]Read more "Kale Chips"
I love being able to go to the backyard and harvest something I can use in the kitchen. Take these spinach leaves for example. We only have 10 spinach plants but they have given us a good 5 harvests of this size so far – and from the way they have grown since then, there […]Read more "Home grown spinach"
I love tea. These leaves were picked fresh from my tea plant in the garden. For those of you who don’t know, tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. This is the first time I harvested the leaves; and you can see how much I got! – haha These leaves were steamed immediately after picking for about […]Read more "Green Tea"