My last green tomatoes are slowly turning red. They don’t have that fresh, juicy garden-tomato taste, but they do taste like tomatoes, even though they look wrinkly-old. Sort of like me. I still have flavor even though my outer appearance isn’t as fresh and juicy as it used to be.
I’ve wanted to grow Asian long beans for a few years. Our local Korean restaurant makes a tasty bibimbap using Asian green beans. Now i can do it too. This morning, i harvested my first 2-foot long green bean. A single bean is a side dish all by itself. What’s the taste of happiness? ARead more about L-o-n-g Green Beans[…]
Because we live in the woods, and because i live with a woodsman, we have stumps all around the edge of the yard. Most of the taller stumps have statues standing atop them. This morning, a pileated woodpecker visited all the stumps, looking for breakfast. It tasted the goodie in the sprite stump, but thereRead more about Statue Stumps[…]
A mat of watercress is floating on my fishpond. I have pounds of watercress. Scads of watercress. A mattress of watercress. I love the taste of the peppery leaves of watercress, but this 4’x4′ patch is more than i can eat. Besides, just think of the cleaning–the rinsing, the sorting. With mindfulness, I sort throughRead more about Watercress Gone Crazy[…]
Today i picked my first red raspberries and purple peapods. Here comes summer! Fresh off the bush, fresh off the vine. Summer tastes great. I planted peas in mid-April. I staked them up in June, adding a picket of bamboo stakes to support the vines growing up, up, up. I defended them from voles, andRead more about Summer Harvest Begins[…]