Heading out to the garden to pick some radishes, and actually eat them! Finally tried them sliced thin and sautéed in fresh garlic, rosemary, parsley, butter, olive oil, and then seasoned w/kosher salt. They were actually good! And I thought I hated radishes! Even steamed the greens and ate them too.
4 Garlic Cloves Finely Chopped
1 Stem Fresh Rosemary (leave the leaves on the stem)
4 Stems Fresh Parsley Chopped
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Butter
1. First heat the olive oil in a 12 inch skillet
2. Saute the herbs on low to medium heat so you don’t burn the garlic
3. Once garlic is sautéed after about 3 minutes, add the butter and melt.
4. Then add the thinly sliced radishes and sauté until tender, then add about 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and toss.
5. Add about 2 Tablespoons water to the skillet, and then steam 4-6 cups of baby radish greens, baby kale, and baby spinach for about 1 minute or until barely wilted.
This makes a beautiful green edible background for Tuna steaks, or whatever steak you are in the mood for. I had mine last night with pan seared Tuna steaks and a side of Flax and Quinoa pilaf. Yum, and my kids thought I was a rock star chef and devoured it!
This is not a mirage, you are NOT seeing white sand; you ARE seeing white snow attempting to swallow an artificial palm tree. The bottle caps, are a mirage, and also what I imagine that I would be doing if I really were on a beach with white sand, as opposed to the previously mentioned white snow.
When the beans have dried inside their shells to a warm and tannish, hue. Those beans are lovely, they provide so much, soft and fuzzy their shells to touch. I am rambling, this I know, but to these beans, so much I owe.
Gratitude for family who comes together. Each fall, each October or September. To watch the harvest is such a treat, to see my brothers, my whole family. We come together, we share a day or two, to watch the beans and tractors brew, that earthly concoction of chaff and seed. The dust it drives us all to sneeze. But with that dust, we all receive another gift.. Those Iowa sunsets, so colorful, from the drift, of all that dust those combines made, So many colors in so many shades of orange, gold, purples and pinks, Our sky is painted with earthly inks.
It’s August. It’s Iowa. It’s hotter than a monkey’s pattoot. Why do my Iris and Daylilies look like crap?
Yes, we are in a bit of a drought right now, but even though you are watering, your Iris and Daylilies still might look a little worn out….and you know what? That is okay. Stop worrying, cuz every little thing is gonna be all right.
While Irises and Daylilies give us great blooms in May and June, they too, have a life cycle.
You don’t look perfect all the time, and neither do Irises and Daylilies….and that’s ok!
This is normal. At this time of year, these plants start going dormant, so they will start slowly having their leaves dry up.
All you need to do is grab the yucky leaves, and with a downward and out tug, pull them off of the plant.
Voila, your plant just got a facelift, and all is right again.
Remove the leaves as they appear, and your garden will look more fixy, and manicured.
If you don’t remove them, it won’t hurt the plant, it will just not look as pretty.
Yesterday morning, I spent about 10 minutes yanking dead leaves off my Iris and Daylily plants, and it made a huge difference in how my front flower bed looked. Now it’s not tired and saggy, like me in the morning. It got a face lift, and it looks much better….now I need to do that for the rest of the collection.