I'm a bit worried about these heirloom squash. By midday the entire plant droops in the heat. The tips of the leaves seem burnt and yellowed... I think I'm going to try to stick it in partial shade now that we're in the upper-nineties and lower-100s (sob!).
P.S. This guy was delicious. Sauteed in a little olive oil with an early onion, topped with homemade pesto from our first summer harvest. Simple; good flava.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Tonight I popped into the garden with big lettuce leaves for my two wandering tortugas. I spent a few minutes pinching flowers off the basil, picking a few more cherries and yanking up big bunches of carrots that I whanged against the sides of the horse trough to shake off the dirt with gusto.
And later still, I lazed on the hard flagstone beneath two Queen palms and finished my book (sort of nice, but irritatingly syrupy, FYI - 2D characters, implausible sequences of events and sheesh! enough with the similes! After my extremely short dip into fiction, I'm galloping back to reality.).
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
A simple supper: bed of quinoa mixed with homemade pesto from mid-April harvest. Topped with sauteed onion, 5 blanched green beans (from garden pot!), a couple handfuls of peas (dug from freezer depths) & bound together with a double-yolked egg (!) whisked with a half cup of garden herbs (sage, parsley, basil).