Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fighting the grumpies

Cabbage after rain
Since weather is still keeping me out of therapeutic grubbing in the dirt, maybe posting veggie pix will help me combat my weather-related grumpiness. The cabbage, one of two plants residing in a pot in a flowerbed, got off to a slow start; but home-grown cabbage was finally on our menu for supper last night.

Mesclun mystery mix
I have no idea what this salad green is. I never realized it would go to seed so quickly. Wikipedia describes mesclun as “a salad mix of assorted small, young salad leaves which originated in Provence, France. The traditional mix includes chervil, arugula, leafy lettuces and endive in equal proportions, but in modern iterations may include an undetermined mix of fresh and available” lettuces and other leafy green vegetables. The tiny patch I planted has supplemented our store-bought Romaine, but I have been negligent about going out and harvesting in rain and cold.

Okay, that worked well. Grumpies are banished for now, and I am thinking of great positives, such as:
- Saints won the Super Bowl!
- A visit from grandkids is in the works this weekend!
- Retirement frees me to spend the night with my mother this week, be with her through tests and a doctor’s appointment, and have time with her!
- My husband’s work schedule gives us wonderful time together!
- The list of blessings is longer than what I could post here!

1 comment:

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Linda, I know what you mean about those "grumpies". My hubby and I have them, too, lately. I think I'll try your cure, and plant a small patch of something in the garden! I've never had much of a green thumb, but there's alway a first time. I did grow some squash in the flower bed once! I need for you to emal me with your address so I can send the children's prize that you won to you. My email is baconkathy@yahoo.com. Thanks!