Sunday, June 10, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Links of Interest #3

Recycled Barrel Planter
10 Modern Planters for Narrow Balconies
DIY Produce/Farmer's Market Bags - I love these!
Gardening with Kids

Gardening Tips
7 Kitchen Waste Items to Use in the Garden

Massachusetts looks to require residents to compost - Cambridge is making strides in this direction, as residents can drop off compost at the recycling center!
A Farm in a Shop
The True Cost of Tomatoes by Mark Bittman
Urban Chickens: Frugal Fad or Pricey Pastime? - I still think it would be worth it!
Getting the Most Out of Your CSA/Book Review The City Cook


Terrarium Tutorial from ModCloth

10 "Watch Now" Food/Garden Movies on Netflix - I have seen and recommend Kings of Pastry and The Garden

Food & Drink
Spank Your Herbs - to make cocktails garnishes perform double-duty in appearance and taste.

To Buy
Culinary Herb Wheel - a go-to guide about using herbs

Blogs of Interest
Food in Jars - recipes, book (includes small batch canning info)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Before the Rain

Rain, rain, and more rain.  This past weekend, the weather turned cold and damp...not a great start to June.

Friday night, before the rain started I went out to do some weeding and harvested what I could.  I picked 8 strawberries, 1 pea, and 1 head of lettuce. I also picked some thyme and rosemary (to make flatbread - a great rainy day snack).

I just can't get enough of these cute, perfect strawberries!
and first tomato (on my sunsugar plant).