Small life goal accomplished!! Although I ❤ to cook, ❤ to eat, and ❤ gardening, (a novice at the gardening, but I'm slowly learning!) somehow it's never really occurred to me to grow my own herbs.
Actually, that's not completely true.
Years ago I planted out one of those supermarket pots of parsley, but my old Cavalier King Charles spaniel (Phoebe 😇🐕😢) well, out she plodded and ate it all. ALL of it! Yeh, she ate everything. Typical Cavalier!
Anyhow, fast forward to today, and I've got me some parsley, mint and rosemary AND the exciting one.....lovage. LOVAGE! I remember this from my childhood Rapunzel book, but I always thought it was some olde worlde or exotic thing. Who knew you could just go to your local gardening centre and buy it?! Now, what to cook with it?!! Shout out to @creativegardensni for the fab selection of herbs and those black mirror planters 😍
And also my bro in law @chef.lavo whose surprise at me not growing herbs gave me the idea in the first place.
Want to know the inspiration behind the Birds Bird House? 🐦🐦 Capitola bills itself as California's oldest beach resort. It features trendy shops and restaurants on its shore directly connecting to a fishing wharf and its large, sandy beach. In the summer of 1961 hundreds of birds attacked the town. Alfred Hitchcock, who was a regular visitor to nearby Santa Cruz, read about this episode and went on to direct a film, The Birds, based on the idea of hundreds of birds attacking humans. The reason for this attack remained unknown for over 25 years until it was discovered that the birds had been affected by domoic acid, a toxin produced by red algae! ❤❤
🌿Meet Bret Butterfield ~urban farmer extraordinaire 👨🌾 & enjoy this extraordinary #LAUrbanFarm at @DiscoveryLandCompany ‘s amazing @GozzerRanchClub in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho!
These beautiful happy vegetables 🍅 have been grown for their members to enjoy with the perfect recipe of love 💚& passion, sun, 🌞water 💦& earth minerals!🌿
Look at the beautiful assortment of dahlias that @farmerkarin grew for our wedding at the farm. In our climate, the dahlias won't survive the winter, so we have to dig them up and store them every year. Megan and I are hoping to catalog them so we will know which tubers are which when we plant them again year after year.