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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Time…to plant !

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As many of you know, I LOVE to be in the kitchen.  And you may also remember my love of gardening – this year is no exception, with almost everything in the ground already.  We even had some plants survive the Winter, which for NE Ohio, was very mild.  Now, on with the show !

Surviving for a first time were two of the three Rosemary plantings.  They normally perish under cover of snow, but these hearty fellows made it through !  So did some Parsley, Oregano, Lemon Thyme and Sage.  I’m not saying they grew back this Spring – I was able to use them all Winter !  Not bad when you can cut fresh herbs in the middle of “The Off Season” as I call it.

Returning for yet another year also are Chives, Leeks, Green Onions, Mint, Strawberries and others.  We were also pleasantly surprised to see that our Mesclun Mix (salad greens) came back – right now we could probably make side salads for ten, and we’re just getting started !  Slim planted a “Butterfly Garden” last year, and the Lavender is doing well, along with Chamomile and other fragrants.

Along with the typical crops : Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, Zucchini, Peppers, Eggplant & Basil, we have added Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts – yep, Brussels Sprouts.  I put my own twist on Sprouts, so don’t cringe just yet.  I don’t boil them or steam them like our ancestors – mine are excellent !  I cut them in half, saute them in Peanut Oil with Salt & Pepper until the outside begins to carmelize, then finish them with Butter – Yummo !

We are also adding Grapes this year.  Eventually I’d like to make wine, but for now they’re just for eating.  I plan on trying my hand at cheese making, sausage making and Charcuterie (dry curing meats – think Salami and Sopressata) at some point.  It would be amazing to serve our friends & family a complete non-vegetarian meal “made” entirely on site, but currently Lakewood does not allow livestock within the city limits.  Hmmm…maybe I should run for Mayor…

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Written by johntheirishman

Sunday, 18 May, 2008 @ 10:12 at 10:12

Posted in 1470, Eats

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    fresh oregano

    Monday, 19 May, 2008 @ 7:52 at 7:52

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    Monday, 19 May, 2008 @ 10:46 at 10:46

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    mesclun greens

    Monday, 19 May, 2008 @ 10:51 at 10:51

  4. Can’t wait to stake claim on another of your monstrous veggies. Zeke sure did make some good zucchini bread!

    BH

    Monday, 19 May, 2008 @ 15:37 at 15:37

  5. […] the ground already.? We even had some plants survive the Winter, which for NE Ohio, was very mildhttps://johntheirishman.wordpress.com/2008/05/18/parsley-sage-rosemary-timeto-plant/Mint condition Guardian UnlimitedLife & style: It’s almost impossible to kill, and makes a dish […]

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    Monday, 19 May, 2008 @ 16:16 at 16:16

  6. BH – what is up ! Can’t wait to see you guys in just about a month ! Is that what you named that thing, Zeke ? I still have the pictures of you two…

    BTW – nice baby bump !

    johntheirishman

    Tuesday, 20 May, 2008 @ 7:12 at 7:12

  7. Whoah!!! You changed up the theme a little…

    Snakeye

    Thursday, 29 May, 2008 @ 16:40 at 16:40

  8. Travis ! What is up ? Yeah, just a bit – you can’t get much more basic than this. Can’t wait to see you guys in a few weeks. I think you’ll like what we’ve done with the patio too !

    johntheirishman

    Friday, 30 May, 2008 @ 7:13 at 7:13

  9. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Thunderhead!!

    Thunderhead

    Saturday, 21 June, 2008 @ 13:20 at 13:20


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