Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Working in the Garden
I have always owned cars that I have formed emotional bonds with - they are not just automobiles, they are personalities...often quirky, sometimes reliable, occasionally frustrating...quite like a garden in the Pacific Northwest! Having lived most of my life in CA, with forays to France & Italy, I am unprepared for the peculiarities in Portland weather as it pertains to my garden. All this to say, I will be spending time this week with strawberries, rhubarb, and rose petals for the Rose City Jam, as well as working on putting together my herb garden & tending kale, chard, onions, and lettuce. If you are in need of some Jam TLC, please stop by these fine shops to procure your little bit of sweetness:
Salt & Straw Ice Cream ~ both locations
Starflower ~ 34th & SE Belmont
Mag Big ~ 33rd & Hawthorne Blvd.
The Woodsman Market ~ 45th & Division
A Cena ~ In the Sellwood
Soon we will be making our debut in the lovely Bay Area (where gardening is infinitely easier) at Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar on San Pablo Avenue...but not quite yet...Meanwhile, off to the garden...ciao!