Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Slim pickin's

I'm still finding food out in the yard in November: good, old Swiss Chard, Nasturtium flowers and leaves, water cress grown in a planter box under the porch, beets, endive, kale (both green and purple), jalapeno and Thai dragons in the little green house (a lean-to awning), lots of herbs such as sage, thyme,oregano, rosemary, arugula, and parsley, some hardier types of lettuce such as Romaine, and one, last big orange pepper, that was probably supposed to be red, but ran out of sunshine. I savour each and every morsel from the garden that I'm lucky and blessed to still have the pleasure of eating, for soon the killing frosts will come and the Earth will sleep. Then I'll only be able to enjoy sun-warmed, vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp snap peas, or gloriously sweet raspberries in dreamland, and how sweet those dreams will be!

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