‘If you ask me, food for thought sounds like a pretty good trade.’
~ Abby Heugel @ https://abbyhasissues.com/
Lately, that’s all it has been about. The planning, the production, the harvesting and the stuffing of one’s face. Thanks to a wonderful spring/summer so far, giving us even cycles of rain and sun, the gardens are bursting their borders.
The front garden bed is supposed to be a spring shrub bed with bulbs filling in the spaces between. This year it’s a six-foot high field of fiery red crocosmias and gladiolas. As for the shrubs — it’s kind of like a ‘Where’s Waldo’— only in plant form.
In the back garden, the squash, cucumber and zucchini have taken total control. (I’m thinking it’s one too many bags of manure in March). I bet the lettuces are loving the shade created by those ‘wild child’ plants. If only I could find them!
As for the berry bed — let’s just say the line from freezer to raspberries is a steady one and I’m pretty sure some of the poor pollen-heavy bees are lost within that tangled thicket of canes.
“I try to find the good in every situation. Wait. That was a typo. I meant “food”. I try to find the food in every situation.” ~ Abby Heugel @ https://abbyhasissues.com/
Even my reading is related to food at this time of year. Last winter I found Food in Jars ‘preserving in small batches year-round’ by Marisa McClellan. Most of her recipes call for 4 or 5 half-pint or 1 pint jars, so the recipes are perfect for us with limited garden size. In the front of her book was the publisher’s website. Good foody site plus there is a blog with some interesting pictures. ~ http://www.runningpresscooks.com/
As for our eating —Mostly we’re still following ‘The Plan’ by Lyn-Genet Recitas (hence the crazy veggie bed) but I recently discovered ‘Sweet Paleo: Gluten Free Grain Free Delights’ by
And now, if you will excuse me, her book is calling my name with the same intensity as a bag of jube jubes. . .
“I think the best part of being a superhero would be that you could turn your cape around and use it as a bib.” ~ Abby Heugel @ https://abbyhasissues.com/
pssssst – (in case you hadn’t noticed) Abby Heugel @ https://abbyhasissues.com/ is worth a visit . . .