October 20, 2011
From the Garden
Monday was a really beautiful 70°F and sunny day, so Matt and I went outside to clean off our back patio area, retiring our container garden for the year. I can now safely say that I'm glad we gave container gardening another chance this summer, because all of our tomatoes, peppers and herbs produced impressively. We may experiment with cover crops over these cooler seasons to preserve the nutrition of our soil, but we're not entirely sure how much longer we'll be staying in this apartment, so it might not be worth the time and effort.
Anyway, we harvested the last of our tomatoes, and transplanted some of our herbs into pots for the windowsill in our kitchen. They smell amazing and make me want to cook all the time, and they look pretty next to the carnations Matt brought home a few days ago.
Speaking of cooking, I finally got around to buying Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. People have been telling me that I need to buy this cookbook for ages, so I finally did some research on it and decided they were probably right. I'm planning to curl up on the sofa with some tea to give it a good read-through tonight. I always like to make a list of all the recipes I want to try with new cookbooks I like. It's one of my favorite things.