Saturday, May 30, 2015

Salads for the Season Part 2

Still Life Strawberries, Nuts & etc., Raphaelle Peale, 1822

I did a Salad post way back 2013- you can find it here. With the weather warming up here in NC, it reminded me how much I hate to cook over a flame in the heat and humidity- enter in the salads & sandwiches menu! I have dug around to find even more great salad offerings that can be made easily without cooking. These would also be a wonder addition to a picnic!

The Neighborhood Cookbook, 1914

Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent
The House Servants Directory, 1827

White House Cookbook, 1887

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How does your garden grow?

So, this is the first year DH and I have had a place that we can have a real garden!  So, we set out with excitement at our garden center, within reason. I wanted all the plants, he wanted ones that were aesthetically pleasing-we met in the middle with a good mix.
Vegetables and herbs, I really only wanted a tomato plant, until I go there.
We have a great little plot on the side of our house, where the fence offers 2 sides that will help support beans & tomato plants.
The plot beside the house. Allows for lots of sun & but also evening shade. 
We planted corn, 2 types of beans, cucumbers, squash, radishes, tomatoes, 2 types of onions, garlic, mint, cilantro, and rosemary.
DH putting mint in the ground. 

Everything will start from seeds except the herbs and the tomatoes- I have 6 plants! I really am excited to see how this will turn out. The rosemary and cilantro are in pots, I prefer my rosemary in a pot so I can move it around. Don't ask me why.

Cilantro, mint, rosemary, and tomato plants! 
This summer will be full of adventure in this little garden! I hope to at least get one vegetable out of it. If I get only one I will still count it as a success! I hope to get many more off of it, but even one will make me happy.
Geraldine observes from the window.