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i'm a great "starter".
i love the new and exciting, the pioneer-ness of digging a garden and planting little veggie plants and watering them religiously for two weeks and
my dahling friend Julie popped in today and gently pointed out what is weeds and what is poh-tay-toes and pulled out said weeds and found me a bunch of cherry 'omatoes and another wee yellow zucchini.
and i remembered what i love about having mine own garden:
(i think the glass of Riesling is contributing to the blurry photo)
Sometimes I even put it in the dinner.
so we have Katie's Thirty Second Chicken Salad:
a huge bowl of mesclun leaves, avo(ba)cados, red capsicums, a cooled roasted chook shredded by Bulldog (he's so luffly, he even made chicken stock from the carcass. i sometimes wonder why he's not the housewife), and the cherry 'omatoes... dressed with juice of a lemon (from our tree) and a wee swoosh of bright green (extra virgin cold pressed, made in NZ, expensive but really worth it) avocado oil .
the parsley goes on the poh-tay-toes (boiled with skins on and gently shaken with a little bit of butter), also fresh from the garden, we have the red-skinned variety (which almost got thwarted before they started cos my *blonde* self read the planting instructions wrong: for some silly reason i thought that 300mm meant 3 centimetres. nope, it's thirty. so over the course of two weeks i emptied three 4o litre bags of compost on top so they could grow *up* instead of *along*... and i have been thinking that we're gonna get a MOUNTAIN poh-tay-toh crop. but no, all looks normal, especially now the weeds've gone and we can see the plants).