Red roses and tulips are common in Denver gardens but there are lots more red: raspberries, poppies, Swiss chard, bell peppers, of course tomatoes (no I will never get sick of these beauties), zinnias, penstemon and sweet juicy fraise de bois. What is red in your garden?
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Today was a cold day in Denver but with the quick harvesting I did a few days ago it was absolutely what I had to make for lunch. Gazpacho is a wonderful "fresh" soup made from the summer harvest of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. It is served cold and rarely can you stop with one serving.
Last week with the freeze I picked about 15 cucumbers 20 peppers and pounds and pounds of tomatoes. Instead of pouring tomato juice out of a can I used my food mill to extract the juice of my extra grape and cherry tomatoes. I used Ina Gartin's recipe (click here)
I hope you can make this on the last of your warm "summer" days.
Friday, October 5, 2012
When I took my first look out the window at 5:30am I saw snow and a garden dusted with white. What? The autumnal equinox was just 2 weeks ago!!. The weather forecasters did predict a bit of snow for Saturday morning but this was a surprise. Who would guess a pot of hot peppers would be on ice.