Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Inaugural Tomato Tasting

The Elk Grove Community Garden hosted its inaugural tomato tasting on Saturday. The event featured more than a dozen varieties of tomatoes and drew dozens to the garden to learn more about community gardening.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Wise Words

“Life beats you down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you have one.”


Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


1 : skill acquired by experience, study, or observation art of making friends>
2 a : a branch of learning: (1) : one of the humanities (2) plural : LIBERAL ARTS b archaic : LEARNING, SCHOLARSHIP
3 : an occupation requiring knowledge or skill art of organ building>
4 a : the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects; also : works so produced b (1) : FINE ARTS (2) : one of the fine arts (3) : a graphic art
5 a archaic : a skillful plan b : the quality or state of being artful
6 : decorative or illustrative elements in printed matter

To me, gardening is an art, don’t you agree?

* I stumbled upon this while surfing. Click here and scroll down.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Pesto 1-2-3

Ahhh... can't you just smell it? This basil, called Profumo di Genova that I wrote about here, lived up to its name nicely. It had great color, fragrance and flavor. It's another Renee's Garden item and I remembered fondly why I favor their products so much when we enjoyed this tossed with some linguini.

Radish Haul

In early July I went ahead and harvested these Rainbow Radishes called Easter Egg II from Renee's Gardens. Although they are a cooler weather crop I decided to give them a try in a windowbox-type container and planted them up in early May. Considering the warm temperatures they tasted pretty good -- I prefer them spicy -- although they were meager-sized.