I really enjoyed this Key Lime Strawberry Iced Tea last weekend especially with a couple of my strawberries tossed in and a lime for garnishment. It was a right refreshment for some good garden and House work! See my beautiful berry. It may be small, but it is mighty. They are the tastiest strawberries around! I wish I was able to have enough plants to truly supply us with our strawberry needs but we'd have to live at a Strawberry farm, and well, Meh- those strawberries just don't taste the same. Ask my kids. They got mad at me when I gave them each a bowl full of berries the other day. 'Cause they 'didn't taste right'! At least they realize the value of our efforts. Recently I was lectured that we can't go to Alabama any more without bringing our food from our garden because we don't have a garden there. Smart kid. But, luckily in Alabama there are lots of people that do grow veggies!
The cabbage is a thing of beauty in the garden. The intricate patterns on the giant leaves, the tightly wound heads. It's great to have these to enliven an otherwise dark space.
Garden peas are on the way. Climbing steadily towards the sky. It's been a few days and the growth on these has been exponential. I can't wait to show you next week! They have grown at least 6"!
Snow peas that are near the pool pump are still going strong even though sadly the others perished from the weather in the 20's last week.These tendrils always searching for something to grasp- the kids like to try to get them to strap around their fingers. But with so little patience they don't usually succeed. Though, recently I found a pencil in the garden....
Ah, this is what has become of some of the most recently processed Tabasco peppers. HOT pepper flakes! And boy howdy they pack a punch. :-D
Joining in with Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Monday!
Stop on over at Daphne's and see how others are using their harvest or what they are harvesting!