It must be September because two of my biggest fans turned into schoolmarms just after the full moon. Look out Fleur-de-Blog, here comes the red pen!
First was an email from Connecticut with “just a suggestion” that it would be fun to see green tomatoes and meal prep photos inserted into the copy. Now this person should know I can’t cook and take photos at the same time, but a portion of her wish is my command:
Actually, taking the photos is a lot easier than figuring out how to insert them into the copy.
Then, there was a phone call from the West Coast recommending I write shorter blogs. People today have short attention spans, she informed me. Ghosts of editors past.
So, if I write shorter blogs, can I write more of them?
Actually, today I’m going to write about someone else’s blog, Kitchen Gardeners International: http://kgi.org I’ve been following Roger Doiron’s writing and gardening exploits for 10 years now and in celebration of the 10th year of his blog, he came up with 10 Recipes Every Kitchen Gardener Should Know. I will list them here, but encourage you to check out the blog. There, you can click on each number (with a beautiful color picture inserted for each) and get a recipe! What a great list to pass on to your kids, gardening club, Scout troop, dinner group, newlyweds, etc.
1. Sauteed or stir-fired greens.
2. Pureed soup.
3. Tomato sauce.
4. Basic vinaigrette.
5. Sauerkraut or other lacto-fermented vegetables.
6. Roasted vegetables.
7. Fruit crumble or crisp.
10. Vegetable curry.
OK, that’s it. Laurie Lynch
Dissertation Special: Marina and other students in the Migration, Mobility and Development Master’s Programme at SOAS, University of London, presented short summaries of their completed dissertations last week. After the academic discussions and interactive conversations, the group had refreshments. You will never guess what was on the fruit platter…or maybe you will: Ground Cherries or, as the British call them, Cape Gooseberries. That, good readers and editors, is fodder for another blog.