Friday, 11 January 2013
Of Garlic and Garden Bounty
I decided not to do any vegetable gardening while I'm doing my teaching degree. It's a decision about which I vacillate often. I love having a vegie garden. I love eating beautiful homegrown vegetables that are at their peak of flavour. However I simply do not have time to care for a garden. Although I know what I'm missing out on I know this is the right decision for this season of life.
Imagine my delight, then, while dropping Miss Mischief at a friend's home, when I was asked if I would like some garlic. Absolutely! The Dad was cleaning a couple of crates of garlic bulbs and wondered if I could use some. Oh my - of course we can! I go through tons of garlic so having some freshly-pulled, locally-grown garlic is a real treat. When I brought them home they still had the red dirt clinging to the roots, which I've dispensed with in the interest of cleanliness.
I wonder what magnificent things I could make with these!