For me, there is no greater time of the year in Minnesota than this fleeting height of summer. When the days start early and the sun shines long. The sun is our heartbeat, keeping us strong and well. Warm on our shoulders, twinkling in our hair, growing kid freckles and garden fruits. OH the garden fruits!
This was us today! E’s face would twist with the sour juices of rhubarb, but he eagerly went back for more, bite after bite. We always have so much fun with our big rhubarb harvest! Rhubarb in July? You might ask. Well, I’ll let you in on a secret – Rhubarb is good for harvest […]
No, not teeth, currants! Yes, white currants! I ordered this gem from One Green World. Their catalogue is a siren call I can’t resist… page, after page, there are so many beautiful fruits in the world! And, I can actually grow some of it in Minnesota! I keep thinking I have more space than I really do […]
Garlic scapes are the elegant, crowning jewel on the head of the garlic plant in the month of June. Well, for a week, that is. Harvest your scapes just as they begin to curl in order to conduct the plant’s energy to growing the bulb in the ground, rather than the seed head.
I can’t claim the brains behind this one. Little miss five year old wasn’t too satisfied with my delicious lemon-mint dressing one night at dinner. She requested I make her a different kind – a DELICIOUS kind. Well, what could be more delicious than the current fresh fruit pickings in the yard? Naturally, cherry dressing. Brilliant idea!
It has poisonous leaves, is bitter and fibrous…yet we love, love, love rhubarb! Rhubarb is right up there next to asparagus in my favorite perennial foods to grow. It’s so easy. Mine sits right under some unkept rose bushes in the midst of grass and does just fine! You’ll have to wait until it goes dormant in […]