We have a bumper crop of herbs at the garden! I realized that they were growing so quickly that I couldn't find enough spots to give them away - and so I started to dry them and put them into jars. The first set of jars went to Martin de Porres for them to use in their kitchen. I'm looking for other ideas of where to give them away - so ideas are welcome. I'm hoping that the St. Mark's kitchen can use some - my friend Kris and I are drying herbs from that garden too. The other little crop coming along are the radishes - my first time planting those (from seed), and they are looking pretty good. (And how nice to have rain all week - no watering needed!)
Just a very short blog on a Saturday - full of thanks for newly planted onions, the lettuces that just keep on growing, and most of all for our rain this week. (And hopes of more to come.)
On the first Wednesday of each month, St. Aidan's hosts "Diamond Diners" at the church - a lovely lunch for seniors. Each month, I try to rustle up enough lettuce or herbs or other produce from our small garden to add to the lunch program. My colleagues who organize Diamond Diners are so gracious in working with me to use the produce - it's a small amount, they add to it, we all improvise. This month I had some small carrots - I honestly had hoped that they would be a bit larger - but there you go --- and lots of greens. I can't be at Diamond Diners due to my work schedule, but on those Wednesdays I think about the small amount of food that our little garden has grown and I'm so happy that it's part of the fellowship and love and smiles at our lunch. It's one of those "little things" that I think means a lot. So - a simple photo of the little carrots and lots of greens.....
Deacon at St. Aidan's