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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Summer Love

You might think this post will be about summer romance, but nope.  It's about loving summer.

I do.  I love summer.  I love the warmth and sunshine, going outside without donning boots and coat.  I really love gardening and watching my gardens growed, dressed in their summer finery of flowers, fruits, and herbs.  I love eating summer fruits and veggies and using fresh herbs in my meals.  

Indeed, every meal can be an adventure for the summer-hungry palate of a northerner!

Take tonight, for instance.  I had a very healthy Lamb's Quarter (Chenopodum album) plant growing in one of my containers.  Crazy?  Maybe, but I'd be hard-pressed to agree.  I cut it down to the soil and removed the leaves.  Then, I steamed the leaves in a little water as you would for spinach.  I sauteed it for just a minute in butter and then added lemon juice.  Yuuummmm.  Better than spinach.
Lamb's Quarters

Lest you think that Lamb's Quarter is a useless weed, consider this:  it's high in fiber, vitamin A and a bunch of other vitamins, calcium, protein, potassium, calcium, and iron.  Certainly worthy of vegetable status!  I've even seen it for sale at the public market.
A closer look at Lamb's Quarters

What about you?  What do you like best about summer?  Do you ever eat weeds?


A simple summer sale:  Buy 5 products, get the 6th free!  Your free item will be the least expensive one.  We carry soap, lotion, scrubs, lip balm, everything a gardener needs.

Not on my site, but also available:

Herbal Bath Teas: Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey, Purely Herbal Blend, Four Milk Blend, and Relaxation Blend - just $2/ea. 
Liquid shower gel: Natural. 2 oz. for $4; 4 oz. $6.00;  8 oz.  $11 -  In any scent listed above. 

Lotion: Hand and body lotion - 4 oz, $7; 8 oz., $12
Foaming Soap: Comes in the seasonal Apple Pie, plus Gingered Orange, Summer Tropical, Lavender, and any other scent I sell. Just $7/bottle for 6 fl. oz.
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