Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fruits of the Earth, May Edition

Ramps and Morels.  Need I say more?  I haven't found morels this year, but my good (exceptionally good) friends have.  Thank you, good friends.
Mmmmm.  A world of potential here.  Spring is such a time of abundance.

We have ramps and watercress...

...combined with peas for a PERFECT soup. 

...added to the morels, which glazed my prawns; fresh watercress salad, homegrown new purple potatoes; could anything be better?  Summer will come, and with her, cultivated vegetables.

I'm not sure they're better, but they ARE wonderful.  So I set them in the soil, and pray.  When you pray, how do you visualize your higher power?  Can you?  But I digress...
My peas and beans have bed springs to climb.  They'll shade my lettuce.  Mmmmmm.  South is at the top of the picture, here.  If you're a gardener, you need to know where SOUTH is.

These hooligans will make good soup for The Caring Place; cabbage is always a plus.  PLUS...I just bought a BIG crock to make sauerkraut.  Wish me luck!

Today, between teaching, goat-wrangling and trimming the hedge, I read about manifesting your own destiny.  Interesting quantum physics stuff.  I fell in love with the idea of quantum physics in the late 70's, when I worked at Rockwell International, growing silicon crystals.  There was a book published at the time entitled "The Dancing Wu Li Masters".  How intriguing it sounded!  Though I only understood a fraction of it (I'm an artist, not a physicist), I was intrigued by the ideas.  I still am.  More to follow, as it unfolds.


  1. I have a question! I've never heard of ramps, what do they taste like?

    :) long time no talk.

  2. Ramps are kind of like magnifies scallions with garlic mixed in. REALLY good if you enjoy those flavors. Welcome back, Q!

  3. Mmmmmmmmmm. Sounds yummy! And thanks.