Monday, August 31, 2009

home grown herbs

We have a large pot that we circulate herbs in. Currently there is chive, thyme, and lemon basil. We also have oregano in the ground along with a very large rosemary bush that we inherited from my brother. Per recommendation from our good friends we have been watching Jamie at Home (Jamie Oliver's show on Food Network). In his episode for tomatoes he has this really amazing looking bunch of dried thyme. Steve and I were wondering where he would have acquired it from and how we could get our hands on some. Then I realized in another show that he was drying some himself in the background so we decided to make our own as well. So we have thyme and oregano drying now and I can't wait to report back with how we use it and how it compares to the supermarket stuff.

Friday, August 28, 2009


I myself am a huge mango fan. From the time they are available at the start of summer, I eat about one a day. Now that summer is (almost) over I am forced to move on to other fall fruits. In this category, to my delight, is the Keitt mango. They are available from August to October and they are one of the most delicious mangoes I have ever eaten.

They stay green when ripe so once soft, dig in. They are huge, can weight up to 2 lbs and have a very thin seed so there is more sweet flesh that you can eat in one sitting.

Go to the farmers market now and snap up a few for yourselves, you will not regret it.

photo via flickr

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


we have started some seedlings for our winter garden! there is broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, cabbage, broccoli raab, and artichokes. more to come in the garden that doesn't need to be started indoors.

isn't it funny how they all look same when they are babies but so different when they are big kids?

also, steve decided to smash up a whole san marzano tomato from our summer garden and plant it in a pot and this is what came up.

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