Window Garden 2014

IMG_0129Our CSA has almost begun! And we are so ready to have farm veggies coming out of our ears. But in the meantime, our NYC window garden has given us a hearty head start in the veggie and herb department.

IMG_0135Below is a list of treats in our garden and plans for what to do with them. We are very proud to be growing:

  • Mesclun – For Big Potluck Salads
  • Mustard Greens – Cooked with Garlic, or Raw in a Salad
  • Sweet Peppers – Baked Stuffed Red Peppers with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Thyme (recipe courtesy of Martha)
  • Eggplant – Being asked to choose one eggplant dish is like being asked to choose between your children… am I right, Sophie?
  • Cherry Tomatoes – With which we will do any of these fabulous 10 Things
  • Parsley – Say, in an [Oh, My] Goddess Dressing?
  • Chives – In everything. (And also Cheddar-Chive Biscuits on the occasional adventurous Sunday)
  • ScallionsPeanut Noodles
  • ThymeRoasted Potatoes with Olive Oil and Thyme
  • Sage – Butternut Squash with Sage Oil
  • Basil Vegan Pesto
  • Lavender – Lavender Honey Ice Cream, and Teas
  • The Lemon Tree – Which somehow remains still alive to this day and with which we will enjoy Lavender-Lemon Infused Gin
  • Some Flowers – Mostly for joy
  • And a cat named Rufus Waddlesworth

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While the season has just begun, the leaves in our windows are just a harbinger of the harvest to come.

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Rufus is Not a Vegetarian (And Yet…)

Someone is peeking in our garden!  That’s right, our garden!

Our windows have blossomed over the past few weeks and we now have the beginnings of spinach, tomatoes, basil, lavender, scallions, mint, mustard greens, and possibly a radish.  (No preordained tomato smack-down as of yet.)  These herbal additions should make a stellar addition to our summer meals.  No spinach dinners yet, but we have put mint in drinks, lavender in tea, used mustard greens as our bitter herb at Passover, and added basil to just about everything.

Above, by the way, is Rufus Waddlesworth.

Below, are Rufus and Firenze giving a solid once-over to our fruits of labor.