And the garden grows!

11 May

It’s working! It’s working!

Today we harvested the first leafy things from our new raised beds. I couldn’t be more excited! Leandro and my dad harvested lettuce leaves, and they also thinned the radishes.

Baby, baby…rinse and eat.

The freshness and flavor were mind-blowing (for the grown-ups, at least. Leandro tasted, and rejected, but nevermind…he will come around eventually…and at least he’ll never embarrass me on a Jamie Oliver program by not knowing his veggies and where they come from….). No recipe, just farm to mouth, and then farm to salad spinner, and a whisper of oil and vinegar.

Here, some quick pictures of our first draw, so you can celebrate with us.

Padushi and grandson, working together

He didn’t like it (spit it out everywhere, in fact), but he tasted it. Willingly. And that is all I ask.

The grandson took out a bit more than we intended, but doesn’t it look nice?

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7 Responses to “And the garden grows!”

  1. Bluejellybeans May 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    ¡Fantástico Natalia! Me encanta la foto de tu padre y Leandro en el huerto!!

  2. Mad Dog May 12, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Wow, your veggies look great already!

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy May 12, 2012 at 6:50 am #

      Thanks! This is thrilling (and yes, I am a nerd…)

      • Mad Dog May 12, 2012 at 7:16 am #

        I wouldn’t say that 😉

      • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy May 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

        Go ahead, a consider it a badge of honor – I mean, is there anyone worth knowing who doesn’t have a nerdy obsession with something?

      • Mad Dog May 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

        It’s cool, not nerdy 😉

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