13.5.12

Our Little Garden Dream : : Food for the Soul



Our Little Garden ~ Homegrown Inspiration

As I was saying in my last post... We were doing some gardening and enjoying the sunny weekend. And these are some favorites snapshots from the garden.  


Our little garden gave us some sweet strawberries {the strawberry plant still small but during the first days of autumn we were able to delight our selves with these lovely strawberries} A little past strawberry season, but well worth the wait! We also grew tomatoes! Yes, we planted three tomato plants last year {some small pear shaped tomatoes} and they came out wonderful :) Small, sweet, delicious. These small tomatoes are my absolute favorite...  they are the perfect bite sized. And complemented many of our salads and picnics too.

We have been growing herbs in pots too. I love fresh homegrown herbs, they are pretty convenient and they fit so well in small gardens - Indeed! Even in a small garden like mine :) 

Some of the herbs I've been growing, I regularly use in my cooking; parsley, mint, oregano {this oregano herb grow and spread quickly and I've been able to enjoy it all year-round} - sage, basil and lemon grass. And I hope to grow some more herbs and veggies during the year :)


Some of the flower plants are also pretty and fragrant 'particularly the lavender flowers' -although some of them are suffering the effects of cold weather. And I'm waiting patiently {not true} {totally impatiently} for the 'ranunculus' flowers to sprout!!!


These are just some of the small pleasures of gardening.
 

I'll be back with recipes soon.  Wishing you all a colorful week ahead!



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21 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely fruits & herbs! I'd love to have a garden.

Cheers,

Rosa

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oh your photos make me wish I was better at gardening!!

Prieta said...

Aldy, this is great! I grow a lot o my herbs in pots too, it is easier to contain them, specialy oregano and mint. If these are in the ground, they spread like weeds. I also grow carrots in a container, you might want to try this. It is easy and fun! Just choose a dip pot with a wide mouth and you are good to go. Love your pictures!

Pan Cuisine said...

As always...everything is so fresh when it concerns you :D. Hope you have a great week...am refreshed looking up your corner Aldy, thank you!

Alessandra said...

My garden doesn't have much now to pck, only cavolo nero, a couple of mini leeks, some herbs and a miniature cabbage :-). But I planted lots of seed and seedling for winter, they grow so slow now, but better than nothing. I just have to keep all those snails away!!!

Ciao
Alessandra

http://alessandrazecchini.blogspot.co.nz/

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

Thanks Beautiful, People! Much appreciated :)

Hugs <3

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Prieta, Thank you for the tips! I'll definitely try to grow carrots :) Hugs <3

Ana López Blanco said...

Aldy preciosa, es una idea estupenda cultivar tu propio jardín, yo poco a poco voy teniendo el mio, pero el huerto no lo trabajo yo, lo tiene mi marido en su zona de trabajo y hay una persona que lo trabaja, quizás el día de mañana toque hacerlo pero por ahora disfruto de mis aromáticas. Preciosas fotos. Un besazo

Rosita Vargas said...

Que lindo ver las verduras y hierbas frescas me encantan recién sacadas del huerto y oler su aroma es una delicia,todas me gustan mucho, pero el rey para mí es el cilantro...lindas fotos,abrazos y abrazos.

Juliana said...

Beautiful shots of your garden Aldy...and from what I can see, your garden is not that little :)
I too enjoy collecting herbs and use them in my cooking.
Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures and have a wonderful week!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love growing tomatoes, herbs and flowers in my garden! What a delightful tomato - what is the name of that variety? It's much bigger than any pear tomato I've seen.

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Ana, Gracias Guapa! Si hay que tener un jardincito :)


@ Rosita,Si el aroma de hierbas frescas es unico :)

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Susan,Yes me too. Regarding your question, this is a cherry tomato variety.I bought the seeds under the name of 'small gourmet tomato pear'. They are larger than cherry size tomatoes. Hope this help :)

Hugs

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

I must admit, I'm a little envious, I'd love to have a garden where we are but we are short on space. Luckily we have a few pots to plant herbs in.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Thank you, Aldy! I'm going to try and find something similar.

kankana said...

wow! It's always so nice to have a garden of your own :)

Martina said...

Such gorgeous garden photos Aldy! I've been working in our garden all day today - such a wild garden we have with lots of elder-bushes who grow like crazy! Love fresh herbs for any dish, it always makes it more special! hugs for lovely day!

Rosendo Hurtado said...

Que maravilla de fotos! Una entrada fantástica!

quicks said...

I'm loving your garden pics! Everything looks really wonderful. And I love ranunculus flowers too :-)

XO

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Hi Aldy! Your post made me miss a little bit of fall and all the things that I enjoy during fall, although I waited so long for nice warmer weather.

Qunioa is not something we have in Japan (maybe nowadays possible?) so I didn't grow up eating it. It's such a versatile ingredient. Your photos are so beautiful. I love coming here - easily inspired by your lovely posts.

Magic of Spice said...

What a gorgeous garden! I need you to come over and help me with mine :)

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