Nearly every morning of the week I head out the backdoor to ‘survey the ol’ homestead’.
Sometimes it’s just a quick peak to see what’s sprouted overnight but if I have a few spare minutes I will often pull weeds or putter around a while.
This morning I found blueberries forming!
And the first bloom from bulbs I planted last year.
Strawberries! We were a little overeager with these guys, they could have used another day, but they were still delicious!
Strawberries are one of my absolutely non-negotiables when it comes to buying organic, which makes the $8 we spent on plants last year money very well spent!
My sage and chives have flowered!
Do you have any go-to chive blossom recipes?
How about sage?
If nothing else, they will add great color to salads!
The kale and chard from last fall were trying to flower also. I want to prolong the greens as long as possible so I chopped them all down to deter bolting.
Kale chips are on the menu for the weekend!
If you have an ideas for what to do with a grocery bag of chard, please share them! I will probably end up making a Green ‘n Bean Tart (so good!) but I’ve got enough for a few dishes.
What’s on your menu (food or activity!) for the weekend?
I’m so jealous! A little behind you since I’m north in upstate NY 🙂 Beautiful photos though! Chives, mint, and herbs are the first thing to come up over here. I always get so excited to finally be able to use it after the long winter 🙂
I can’t believe you already have strawberries! It’s going to be at least another month before we get any.
My activity menu this weekend includes a long ride tomorrow and a 5K on Sunday. I can’t wait because we are going to finally have some sun this weekend!
Gorgeous! I have the same routine when I get home from work in the afternoons (too much of a zombie in the morning). We finally had to take our arugula out because it just wouldn’t stop bolting.
We’re going to see temps in the 90s this weekend in CA, so I’m looking forward to spending some time in the sun on Sunday 🙂
Sarah (I Dream of Beets)
Have you read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver? I am in the middle of it right now,and I feel like you’d LOVE IT. Seriously!
Your garden looks beautiful. I look forward to hitting up the farmers market for some greens.
I read it right before we moved to Virginia! Great book.
I’m a bit in awe of your garden! What an incredible project!! Lovely post.
lauren @ the talking kitchen
beautiful garden bounty. love all the photos!
You could use the sage to make soup. Kale, tomato paste, veggie broth, sage, onions, garlic and white beans. Delicious!