|These guys have gotten more golden since I snapped this pic last week. Yummah.|
While I've been busy running all over the continent like a madwoman, the trusty old backyard has been slowly, surely mustering all the fruits of summer. Today I grabbed a peach from the tree (even though they're small, they're beginning to fall off) and it was sweet and fuzzy and delightful. I plan to make caprese salad later in the week with peaches, cherry tomatoes, burrata and a balsamic reduction.
|Look at this branch on March 1st:|
|If ever I wanted to subsist on a diet of tomatoes alone, now would be the time to do it.|
|I let these guys go to flower because they were starting to be a bit tough. Although|
the sister plants behind them are producing more yummy little guys, so I ate one
with my bruschetta tonight.
|I have no idea what we'll end up doing with the grapes. I think Mr. W may want to |
try to make wine. But I plan to leave that endeavor entirely up to him...
|That little green bud in the middle has turned into my first zucchini of the year. Very |
exciting. I'm sure in a few weeks I'll have so many I'll have to give them away!
|I noticed the half-eaten ripe figs on the ground before I saw the babies in the trees. |
Apparently we get an early crop every year and the squirrels got to them before I could!
As wonderful as our backyard bounty always is, I was quite taken with the stuff I saw growing in Hawaii over the weekend. Mr. W was the best man in a dear friend's wedding, so we soaked in some very tasty sights over the course of a few days. One of which being this gorgeous pineapple that was growing at, of all places, a shopping center! I don't know if we can grow these in Santa Ynez, but I would sure love to try!
|Totally want to slice it up and throw it on the grill to eat with a burger.|
|I think if I could grow any kind of tree, banana would be it. I would love to have fresh |
ones to throw in my morning smoothies!
|I had no idea this was what coffee looked like before it had been picked and processed.|
With each season, I'm more excited to plant the garden at the new house. I'm reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life right now and she totally has me convinced to start eating more seasonally. I think becoming dependent on the backyard rather than the grocery store will make me much more accountable when it comes to that. Unless I can convince Mr. W to build a kickass greenhouse...