Sunday, June 5, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Today was a great day. I woke up in NYC and closed out the day in my suburban garden. We finally got almost everything planted. As I've said before, life got in the way of planting earlier in the season, so I'm just doing it when I can. It's a learning process, and if my plants produce, they produce. If they don't, I try again next year knowing more than I do now. We planted herbs and lettuces, and transplanted our tomato seedlings. We also sowed pepper seeds hoping that they take. The seedlings didn't take at all, so I'm not really sure what's going on there.

I saute├ęd mustard greens from the CSA Week 1 box the other day, and I was not impressed. None of us were. I still have some and will try cooking them another way tomorrow. I'm sure I would enjoy this recipe (minus the mushrooms), but I'd rather try to find a way to enjoy mustard greens in a more healthful manner. I made arugula pesto on whole wheat thin spaghetti tonight, and it got a rating of 3 out of 4. The little guy wasn't impressed, but he is old enough to want to feed himself, and too young to grasp the concept of long thin noodles, so I'm hopeful.

And as promised, a cute kid with garden tools:


  1. I made caramelized turnips that were great and the arugula and radishes were awesome. I haven't tried mustard greens yet except for a small piece of a leave and it tasted like a strong mustard.

    I bought Mrs. Good Hands laundry pre-spotter that works great at VT Country Store. Says it is all natural if you want to check it out. Not sure if it is really.

    Pictures are great! Hope everything grows well.

  2. Oops, I had a piece of a leaf not a leave.