Posts filed under 'Spring'
The seed catalogs started coming earlier than ever, well before Thanksgiving. Each greeted with rousing ‘It’s here!’. Contrary to the shopping catalogs that were merely glanced through and tossed into the recycle bin, seed and garden catalogs stay around to be poured over again and again. Agonizing over choices with the desire to grow them all, space is limited, so the beds are drawn out on paper, assigned a crop, scratched out, joined with another crop, re-assigned until it seems a garden perfected. Seeds are purchased all before mid- February when the leeks are planted. The excitement of seeds arriving is like getting the presents wanted when one was a kid. Then it’s back to the drawing board with flurry of changes and trips to local garden stores to check out more seeds and bulbs because it’s never perfect. The optimism of a new growing season is the epitome of a new beginning, confident that this year will be the best. Hope is never dampened by drought, heavy rains, weeds, blight, insects, slugs and other thugs.Ultimately it is all about cooking and eating, garden to table, organic & fresh.
We once had a piece of lemon almond cake from Capri, an island speciality.
One taste and we never got it out of our minds. We tried for years and years to replicate it with out success.
Until now. Joy.
Served with house-made lemon sorbet. Just one of six luscious desserts offered this week.