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How does your garden grow?

20170602_074942-1_resized_1Mary, Mary………………My name is Daleen and I try not to be contrary (pigheaded, obstinate, defiant, unhelpful, difficult)

When a girlfriend comes to visit…………..don’t you just love to get out two mugs, pour cups of dark coffee, slosh in oodles of thick coconut cream and take them out back to wonder around the garden?  You hold the mug with two hands.  One to keep the chill at bay and two you have no hand to hold your phone.  It’s just you and your friend, meandering.

Come on, here, you might need this sweater.  It’s a bit cool out this morning and the rain is trying hard to do more than drizzle.

Raspberries, Grapes and Rosemary

 

Jasmine and Mint

 

Blueberries and   Yukon Gold Potatoes

 

Swiss Chard, Radishes, Pole Beans and Tomatoes

 

Fig tree, Cilantro and Chives

 

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Spinach

 

Let’s sit here under the Wisteria Covered Pergola and drink the rest of our coffee?

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Thanks for visiting my garden.  I loved chatting and meandering.

I would love to see what grows in your garden.

In this together, friends.

Happy Friday!

Chat soon.

 

 

 

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garden, gardening, recipe, Uncategorized

spinach, yes please

Organic vegetables are best!

Plant a garden!

Grow your own!

Okay, okay, I get it.

Every now and then I get my ducks in a row and plant and yes garden.  That means remembering to water, toss on some Epsom salts, fuss, pull a few weeds and take pictures.  Oh, it also means new cute gardening gloves and cute boots.  Hey, a girl has to look cute while gardening.  20160430_162610

Okay, so among the beans, peas, tomatoes, potatoes, parsley, garlic, onions, raspberries, blueberries, chives, sage, thyme there is a beautiful row of spinach.  20160531_110753-1

I planted it a couple of months ago.

Last night we feasted like kings!  A gorgeous fresh picked Spinach salad with fresh picked strawberries.  Oh my. 20160530_181825-1

I make a wonderful Honey Mustard Dressing.  So easy, fresh and tasty.

4 Tablespoons olive oil, 4 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar, 4 teaspoons raw Honey (I used Beefuddled Farms raw honey), 2 teaspoons stone ground mustard, sea salt and fresh ground pepper.  Use immersion blender.  Perfect every time.

Say Grace and dig in!  (get it?  Dig in the garden and dig into a delish, lush salad?)

In this together, friends.

Here’s to our health and wellness!

ps.  In other news, Speaking of growing like a weed, can’t believe our grand just finished Kindergarten.  Look out first grade, here she comes!!!!

 

 

 

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how does your garden grow?

20160424_162144I sort of had this fuzzy dream of one day growing an amazing herb garden.  Sure, sure in previous years, I have had pots of this and that. Some years the Thyme took over, most years the Basil was replaced and replaced from Trader Joe’s. Dreaming of a secret garden with herbs to gather and berries to pick was always the plan.

One of the beautiful things that the previous care takers of our new home left behind were huge, amazing, raised bed gardens.   Gardens so beautiful & lush that snipping a sprig or two to garnish dinner plates is hardly noticed.

Cilantro

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Thyme

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Rosemary

Mint

Lavender

20160424_162438We also inherited sorrel, garlic, grapes, apple, raspberries and blueberries.  Yes, my mermaid swims through the garlic.

So in a magical twist of fate and good fortune,  I am grateful for herb gardens that are thriving. All lush and so lovely.

Before I slip on my new garden gloves, I run my hands over the mint.  I brush the leaves back and forth.  The aroma is intoxicating and fresh.  Oh my.

How does your garden grow?

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