Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rhubarb & Asparagus: The First Crops

I dusted off my cutting basket, grabbed a scissors and went after the first crop of the spring; asparagus and rhubarb. Rico supervised. Am looking forward to rhubarb cake and some asparagus sauteed in a little butter and orange zest with our meal.

The lilacs and crabapple tree blossoms are about to bloom. I look forward to having vases of cut lilacs around and burying my nose in them. We have a new spot in the yard plowed up for a vegetable garden. I haven't had one for quite a few years. I'm not overdoing it but want to plant enough tomatoes and beets to do some canning. I love that my Mom taught us how to grow and preserve our own food. It feels like an empowerment. Thanks Mom!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Pictures, Balou!
Can't wait to taste those pickled beets and Rhubarb pies!
Luv, Sis J.

TC said...

I bought rhubarb at the farmers' market a few weekends ago and make rhubarb cake: yummy! I haven't had any asparagus yet, but can't wait!

I miss my Grandma's garden a lot as I write this: enjoy yours!

RennyBA said...

Hi good old blog friend - long time no see - hope life is good with you!

We had rhubarb in my parents garden and my Mom's rhubarb soup was one of my fave!

Wishing you a great end to your week :-)