Chamomile

Our garden has grown tremendously in the month or so since I planted it, and I am overdue for an update.  One of the pleasant surprises each spring is what may pop up without being planted.  This year the major crop was chamomile.  Huge bunches sprang up and I...

More Garden

Welcome new readers!  My good friend Fr. Peter Preble, noticing my appalling lack of initiative in blogging, has called me out on Facebook and Twitter and thrown down the gauntlet, with the challenge being to blog regularly.  Challenge accepted!  I notice the times...

Garden Time

I like to plant my beloved garden each year the week before Memorial Day, and on Friday I managed to drop one daughter off at school, take the other with me to The Farmer’s Daughter in Auburn, get my seedlings, come home, move stuff that had already sprouted,...

Garden Update

The “40 Days Of Blogging” project is a spiritual exercise, so it may seem strange that I am writing about my garden.  But food, and its cultivation, is a spiritual thing for a Christian.  If you are taking communion and ingesting the body and blood of...

One Night Seafood?

This recipe was inspired by the late, lamented One Night Seafood dish at Bangkok Bistro, a great restaurant near BC that was a frequent Friday night destination for us while in seminary.  They changed the menu at some point and whatever replaced ONS was a little...

The Garden Is Fully Operational

The Wednesday before Memorial Day I planted our garden (you can see how behind I am in blogging, since it is almost mid-June) and things are going well.  I still need to get more herbs but for now here is what I have: -Pickling cucumbers – this is usually a...