WEEKEND POST 129

From the Author

Another soggy, busy week. We always try to take advantage of any free bits in the mornings and evenings to soak up some sun, but often it’s just not an option to really spend an appreciable amount outdoors until the weekend. Same for you?

Yesterday, during a brief break in the rains mid-afternoon, I surveyed the yard and gardens. Corn plants are still coming up, fig and pear trees already have tiny fruits, and our newly planted gardenias + the transplanted hostas are thriving. The foxglove looks healthy, but a few of its stalks and this monster gladiolus stem were casualties of the overnight storm. Naturally I brought them inside to brighten our room!

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WEEKEND POST 128

From the Author

It’s been a steamy couple of days. The longest and hottest of the growing season are yet to come, but I wake up giddy knowing there is soil to turn and a garden to nurture. Even though it’ll be a miracle if anything thrives let alone germinates after last season’s devastation, I’m holding on to tiny glimmers of hope.

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Eat the Rainbow + DIY Frozen Fruit

Eat Well

“The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.” 
– Thomas Love Peacock

To be sure, he’s talking about wine, but the same could be said for the magic that lies within the beautiful seasonal delights on offer from the farmer’s markets or our own backyard gardens.

Turns out that ‘eat the rainbow’ is more than a clever marketing slogan — concentrated sunbeams, indeed.

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