Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Poetry Friday Word

One of my favorite things about summer is having fresh things.  Fresh from gardens, public markets and straight to the pot or oven.  I have a rhubarb patch I put in six years ago.  I've had some good crops but this year is the first bumper crop I've enjoyed.  I harvested my first time this year and I'm hoping to get another harvest in.  They are gorgeous, thick stems of sour goodness.  I made a strawberry rhubarb pie and it was to die for.  No talent of mine, pure nature made deliciousness.

The children and I have started our plot at the community garden.  So far we've planted the ubiquitous tomatoes along with some flowers, banana peppers, celery and herbs.  We've got seeds for potatoes, year-long strawberries, salad greens, radishes, more flowers and green bean bushes.  I love harvesting fresh from the garden, bringing it home and making a meal based on the basket full of vegetables.  It's so great for the kids to see food from seed to plate.

Are you growing a summer garden?  What are you growing in it?

On Friday, if you want to join Poetry Friday, the word is plate.

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