Monday, November 29, 2010

The Last Supper

So, we had our last meal from the garden: Turnip Soup. And not just any turnip soup - Julia Child's turnip soup. It was incredible and made with love by the husband.

Sadly, I do not have any photos of the heaping pile of turnips or the soup because I left our camera in Chicago. So, you'll have to image it's wondrousness. It was indeed wondrous. And a fine end to a pretty pitiful garden season.

Butter really does make everything better.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Beets are deadly serious.

"The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.

Slavic peoples get their physical characteristics from potatoes, their smoldering inquietude from radishes, their seriousness from beets.

The beet is the melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to suffer. You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip...

The beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime. The beet is what happens when the cherry finishes with the carrot. The beet is the ancient ancestor of the autumn moon, bearded, buried, all but fossilized; the dark green sails of the grounded moon-boat stitched with veins of primordial plasma; the kite string that once connected the moon to the Earth now a muddy whisker drilling desperately for rubies.

The beet was Rasputin's favorite vegetable. You could see it in his eyes."
Tom Robbins

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wildflowers, snap peas, and fava beans!

And yes, all three DO go well with a nice glass of Chianti.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me."

So said George Bernard Shaw, explaining why he had turned down an invitation to a vegetarian gala.

We won't have enough for a thousand, but I am super proud of our 16 celery plants. And our fava beans, and our strawberries, and even our little zucchini.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Yummy delicious amazingly red radishes.