We're getting ready to plant the garden ~ what would you like in it?
March 25, 2010 10:37 AM
Mmmm.... this got me thinking about fresh produce! My granddaddy Pennington always had a fabulous farm... the things I remember most are the strawberries, blackberries and figs. There was other good stuff, too, healthy stuff, but those are the things I remember. Well. That and worms. He kept an old refrigerator turned on its side in his tool shed - filled with soil and earthworms. He sold the worms for fishing bait. They ate worm chow. Seriously. Purina Worm Chow.
Anyways... *AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION TIME*.... if you were planting a garden, what would you grow? What tastes best when it's freshly harvested? Here's my list:
all kinds of peppers (i love colored bell peppers and they're so durn expensive)
cucumbers (nothing tastes like a fresh home grown cucumber!)
cilantro and parsley and other herb-y things
any kind of bean
When I was in California with Jen a few years back, my number one favorite tourist spot was NOT the Golden Gate Bridge or beautiful Monterey or the historic Presidio or getting sick on Lombard Street or feeling hip and groovy in the Castro District... my favorite place that we visited was the little farm stand where they sold artichokes. The had artichokes prepared every which-a-way. We had fried artichoke hearts and steamed artichokes. We bought artichokes to have for our hotel picnic later that evening. My favorite thing to do on the weekends here in the summertime is to visit all our favorite little farm stands. I guess I'm an agri-tourist!
So... to paraphrase the credit card commercial... what's in your garden?
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Posted by Heather at 1:00 PM