• Dreaming of Spring Gardening

    February 13, 2010DishinandDishes

    Yesterday, our weather finally got up above 50 degrees again.  It started me dreamily thinking about spring. And my garden. I miss my herbs.  This year I’m going to plant all of them by seed, because they just work really well and cost almost nothing to plant.  So due to the inexpensive seed factor, I’m going to plant everything I can dream of…like… First and foremost – Basil.  I’m going to plant at least two varieties this year.  Without a doubt I’m putting in  Sweet Basil and Thai Basil. Last year my basil was my pride and joy and I made more Pesto and Bruschetta than one family can handle. I really want to try some Thai Hot Basil or Holy Basil, but I need…

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  • Fall Gardening? The Tomatoes that Never Stop!

    November 23, 2009DishinandDishes

    This bowl seems to never diminish on my kitchen counter.  It’s late November, Thanksgiving is next week, and these doggone heirlooms are still producing like troopers. We’ve cleaned up most of the leaves from the backyard, but we haven’t pulled these plants out yet, sickly as they might look. I’m particularly happy about the picture on the bottom right.  That’s my black Krims.  And they’re still going strong. Even the herbs are hanging on. Granted, the basil looks pretty putrid, but the sage is a little more hardy, so it’s waiting to garnish plates and go into dressing at Thanksgiving! Crazy weather we’re having here…. But hey, who’s complaining? Not me. ~Katie

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