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Friday, 29 July 2011



hi cathy - nice garden! did you know you can eat the bell pepper leaves? i like putting the leaves in tinola (ginger based chicken soup with chayote and spinach but pepper leaves give it a kick). fennel is an ingredient that i'm not too familiar with. i'll have to try this one day.


Thanks, cc. I didn't know that about bell pepper leaves, but went outside this morning and sampled a piece-really nice! I'm going to put some in the freezer now, to see if they will last longer that way, or will plan on tinola soon. I may toss some in the salad tonight. Fennel is very good raw...has a bit of licorice flavor...sauteed, just in butter, makes a nice side dish for breakfast.


Hey Cathy! The greenhouse looks great and so does the garden. Tangent and Extra are very cute! Glad to see the topsy-turvy planters are working for you. I had them a few years back (bought them from the fair) but I had them too high and had trouble watering them. Needless to say that my tomatoes weren't the best.


Thanks, Carol! The Topsy Turveys really work for us. We have seven hung on the corners of the house-and The Mister attached chains so they could be at my/watering height. Very heavy with all the dirt and water, but keeps the squirrels at bay. There are more dogs -and cats- living here also. Someday they will pose for photos.

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