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Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Monday, June 22, 2009

I am growing my own garden art

Butterstrawb ? Michelinstrawb? Doughstrawb?
What do you see?

Every couple of days I am picking peas and strawberries, unless of course I eat them all as I stand in the garden. Last night my dinner was a salad of Quinoa (say keen-wa) which is a whole grain, freshly picked spring onion, and sugar snap peas, sliced into the Quinoa along with tomato, freshly ground salt & pepper and some good quality, tasty olive oil drizzled over the top.
I am not a vegetarian but I do like my fresh veggies straight from the garden.


RainGardener said...

Cute picture. Sounds like your salad was very tasty. I like snacking on things from the garden too.

Kim and Victoria said...

That is a very odd looking strawberry!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I read the other day that the soil was lacking in Boron when the berries had cat face, or monkey face. I will have to go out and have a look at my 3 berries in my hanging basket. LOL. Sounds like you have alot more berries than I do.


Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

snacking in the garden is one of my favorite things to do. I think the strawberry is cute.

Rosey Pollen said...

Funky berries! home-grown berries are always so much tastier than store-bought ones. They are worth the trouble.
The salad sounds scrumptious! Haven't had Quinoa in years! I sort of forgot about that grain. A friend of mine used to tout its' benefits. I will have to try it in a salad like you described.

Outside In said...

Funny looking strawberries, but I bet they tasted yummy.

Darla said...

Yummy! I see you use Expert...I tried it once and I liked it, less expensive than Miracle Grow. Have never heard anyone else mention expert before..

Phoenix C. said...

This sounds delicious!

The strawberry shape is very sculptural!

Kathleen said...

You are eating well KeeWee! I hope I get some of this yummy produce from my garden soon. Which ligularia did you purchase? I just bought a new one too. I love them ~ I would think they'd do well in your normally wet climate?

keewee said...

Kathleen, I don't know which one it is. I think the woman said the plant will have bright yellow flowers.

Sue said...

Did you grow your own Quinoa? I bought some seeds, but didn't get them planted. I wonder if it's too late to plant some. I guess I'd get the flowers in September or October.

I love you butterfly shaped strawberry!