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!




3 comments:

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 :-)