There is nothing like the gardening season to get your taste buds going! I plant up pots with herbs and lettuce each year.
We planted this oak leaf lettuce up just over a month ago. It is already yielding a number of salads for us. Recently, I was reading on TheHomelyYear about doing up two containers of lettuce and decided to do more this year.
So Saturday, we headed out to find our herbs including sage, rosemary and parsley. This pot is not standing by the front door where I can easily pick the herbs I want to use for dinner. Not only is it practical but we think the herbs are pretty to see also.
In addition, I have planted a pot with red oak leaf lettuce and spring onions.
I have a real weakness for very decorative terracotta. They are expensive so I only have two. One I have shown you with the herbs planted in it and this one. Isn't the grape vine on it so pretty?
I am also trying my hand at growing 'Tiny Tom' tomatoes this year in a pot. There are many blossoms already on the plants so I have my fingers crossed for some yummy, ripe little tomatoes for salads.
Jos stopped in at an asparagus farm near his office yesterday before coming home. Today I peeled the asparagus and we had a very Dutch style meal for dinner. Asparagus in Holland is referred to as 'white gold' and extremely delicious.
I make it in the traditional way. We eat it simply drizzled with a little melted butter and sprinkled with nutmeg and black pepper. That is accompanied with boiled potatoes, a couple of thin slices of ham and a hard boiled egg. Served with a glass of chilled white wine, it makes such a nice meal. I also made tiramisu for dessert.
I hope you are enjoying some of what nature has to offer for your meals now that the growing season has begun.