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Garden, kitchen, studio. These are the places I seem to spend most of my time recently. The garden is just doing it’s thing these days, making lots of food. There is a lot of food coming out of our relatively tiny growing spaces! Our main meals are almost 100% homegrown right now. The realization never gets old, that an entire meal is homegrown. I can really geek out on that sometimes, it’s just so satisfying.

The studio has been a busier place recently, and I have so many things I thought I might get done up there this summer – from painting the floor and some of the dark beams overhead, to building a new table. How does one renovate a space that is overwhelmingly occupied? I haven’t figured it out quite yet.

Speaking of the studio, my friend Camille, the talented craftswoman behind Red Onion Woodworks, has put up an infusion studio tour on her blog, Wayward Spark, if you’d like to check it out. And be sure to see her her beautiful raw edge cutting boards. I have been on the verge of treating our kitchen with one of her boards for so long. They are all one of a kind natural beauties, so if you see one you love, it’s best not to let it pass you by.

6 Responses

  1. coco

    help me abby. there are two tomatoes in my garden, they never get ripe and
    still remain soo so green. what makes them ripe?
    i am now curious how you use those herbs in your cooking! sending good joyful weekend wish to you.

    • abby

      Hi Coco! Tomatoes need warmth (particularly soil warmth) to ripen up efficiently. Warm day and night time temperatures are ideal. If you feel like they aren’t producing well you might give them a boost with a balanced organic fertilizer. Fish emulsion is a great one.
      We use fresh herbs in so many meals. Lately I bake a lot of layered vegetable dishes, and add generous amounts of herbs into each layer. Baked into bread, sprinkled on toast with cheese, stirred into pasta… can never have too much fresh herb.

  2. Denise

    I geek out too – my family thinks I am weird.
    I’m on the verge of treating myself to one of your bags…I’m saving up!

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