Wednesday, June 23, 2010

they grow up so fast


hello there! after a long weekend in Minneapolis /st. paul for the fabulous wedding of Jen and Louis (and lots of biking, swimming in lakes, farmers markets and friends) I am home to Vermont refreshed and excited about the garden. I came home to colorado potato beetles and tons of snails and slugs- but I also came home to: tomato plants with red 6 red tomatoes, huge kale, chard, beet greens, lettuce and mustard's, garlic scapes!, huge peas with tons of flowers on them, mass quantities of volunteer mint, amaranth, dill and potatoes, blooming flowers.
yesterday the lovely interns finished putting up the last trellis- we did it in an "L" shape to create a little room in the garden- perhaps it will even house a bench I plan to make in this weekends' rustic furniture class.

For dinner tonight I made middle eastern inspired little plates: white bean,basil and parm cheese dip. baba ghanouj. muajdarrah (lentils, rice and caramelized onions). olives,. feta. red pepper and olive tapenade. mint, cucumber yogurt raita. chapatti and pita. tomato, cuke, red onion and herb salad.

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