With the abundance of strawberries at the market right now, you might want to try some of the recipes I prepared and posted, by clicking on the links below.
Three years ago I changed the layout of my original veggie garden, turning it into 3 rectangular beds, using over 120 cinder blocks (one cinder block weighs 30 lbs. so it was a really good workout for me…:-)
I was pretty happy with my new garden, until this year after reading an article about cinder blocks, and finding a lot of conflicting information about Fly Ash used in concrete production. I contacted the concrete manufacturer and was reassured that they use only .35% of fly ash, which is quite safe and nothing to worry about.
It has been a while since I shared any of the blooming flowers in my garden, hence today is the day.
Unfortunately, I was unable to add any new plants to my garden this year, since I diligently followed the COVID19 Stay Home policy, and refrained from any unnecessary shopping outings.
It has been a while since I posted an update of my garden…my favorite place for relaxation.
So much already has happened in my garden by now. All my annual and perennial plants are up, some already passed their bloom time, others are just getting ready. My June Strawberries are all gone already, and my Blackberries are getting ready to ripen.
Here are some pictures of my plants at the end of June….:-)
Once my garden produces an abundance of fresh herbs and vegetables, the time is right to cook Botvinka. Soups are very popular in Eastern Europe, and are the first course of a lunch of dinner meal, just like tossed salads in the US.
The name for this soup derives from the description of the tops (botvinka – leaves and stalks) of very young red beet plants, which are the major ingredient in this soup. This dish is full of goodness of fresh, young, green leafy vegetables, and because they are so tender, they require very short cooking time.