Wednesday, May 26, 2010

From seed to table

This past weekend we spent some time out in the yard attending to various items. As always, our job foreman perched himself in the shade to keep an eye on us:

Up first was admiring the awesome peony display:

Then I did some weeding and deadheading of the perennials:

And then I headed to our basement to the tomato plants I started back in March:

And added them to our garden! I also made a mini-support for my peas with stakes and some string. In the front left you can see the arugula which got HUGE over the past few days:

Here's one of my tomato transplants. GROW tomato, GROW!!:

Oh yeah....and here's that arugula all picked and ready to be washed and spun:

Tossed with some lemon juice, good olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper...this accompanied our yummy steak dinner:

Let me tell you...that arugula salad was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! And it was so awesome to know I 'made' that from a seed the size of a, well, a seed!!

What garden fresh items are you most looking forward to this summer?


Bonus picture: I had to take a picture of what was going on in the living room while I got dinner ready:


  1. Your flowers are gorgeous! And I'm in awe of your fresh, homegrown veggies. But I have to say -- that job foreman? He sure doesn't seem to get much accomplished other than watching YOU do the work... ;)

  2. I know...the management is so stereotypical.

  3. Your yard makes me feel ashamed of my own. Yours is sooo pretty.