Throughout the fall I kept vigil waiting for fruit to ripen, but the persistent heat left me with empty bowls on my kitchen counter. Winter has finally showed us some love. The rain and cooler temperatures have revitalized the garden. All of sudden, oranges, tangerines and Meyer lemons are ripe and ready to be picked. Hallelujah!
The citrus trees are lush and full, quite the contrast to the rose garden.
While the garden roses are completely pruned, the winter rose (hellebore) gives way to bloom. I can rhyme! Oh, the talent.
In the way back of our yard is the area we refer to as “the lower 40.” It lacks adequate sunshine, but if The Martian can grow potatoes on Mars, damn it, I can grow some broccoli!
The veggies in the upper beds have five-star accommodations — sun, moon, stars, compost, tender love and care. Things are finally coming to head. Literally.
I’m tinkering with a recipe for curried cauliflower, which should be coming soon — right after the polenta I mentioned in the last post (oops!) Rain or shine, recipes coming soon. Promise.