Summertime in Rhode Island means clam cakes, clambakes and clam chowder. We've had our fill of all of the above, and some pretty humongous lobster rolls. My cousins and aunt host an amazing clambake every summer and it is a blast. I always look forward to my annual whole lobster and the prospect of laughing… Continue reading Pumpkins in the Patch and a Bun in the Oven
July is the beginning of the real harvest season for us. Not that the spring gardens didn't produce, but we didn't plant any of the real "good stuff" early this season. We mostly just had enough lettuce to feed a family of four for two months. It was beautiful (garden netting is a blessing), but… Continue reading Bee Balm Tea and Disco Bunnies
We have at least four zipping, iridescent and adorable hummingbirds in our gardens. I've been trying to catch a photo of them for weeks, but they are too fast. They perch just outside our kitchen window on hydrangea branches, but I can't get a good picture from inside. They sit on the side of the… Continue reading Chirp, Hum, Whoosh!
The gardens are producing and they're producing lettuce! We love salads, so this is great news for us, but I've noticed that not everyone shares our enthusiasm. In speaking with friends and family, the general consensus appears to be that lettuce based salads are a side dish, and often a boring one at that. A… Continue reading Farmhouse Steak and Potato Salad