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Spring

Patience

They tell me that with patience comes rewards.  Be they to your spirit, your treasure or your community.  Or to your garden.  However, I don’t tend to be the patient sort.  When I work I want to see progress made.  If it’s not immediate then I would like it to be at least incremental.  At the…

A Ray of Sunshine

My daughter got in the car the other day and announced, “It smells like summer.”  The day had been one of those extraordinary early spring days where everything is warm and feels of promise.  The car had that earthy warm smell that comes from sitting in the sun after transporting two active children.  Perhaps it…

Week 23 – Strawberry, Mint, Goat Cheese Salad

You know how you go through life and there are these random phrases or images that stick with you? Well, a number of years ago, my cousin made a statement about how she loves salad with fruit (as opposed to fruit salad)… just loves it. I had never considered it before… but she was right.…

Week 21 – Radish, Pepita Green Salad

I was finally able to harvest some radishes! Spring in the Pacific NW has been unseasonably cold… I’ve heard reports that the average April temperature has been one of the coldest on record. The effect has been felt in my little vegetable garden. The quick growing radish has taken twice as long to grow to…

Week 20 – Asparagus Ribbons

I just can’t get enough asparagus.  Since writing my last asparagus salad entry,  I have served steamed asparagus with lemon and thyme, grilled asparagus with balsamic vinegar and  roasted asparagus with parmesan.  The thing about seasonal vegetables is, they are here for such a short time, you really must make the most of it.  I served…

Week 18 – Asparagus Salad

The asparagus is here! The asparagus is here! I look for local asparagus beginning mid-March… I eagerly await its arrival. For me, the arrival of local asparagus is like the New Year. With the onset of asparagus, the clock starts for all the local fresh fruits and vegetables. Pretty soon we will have radishes and…