Wednesday, August 26, 2009

this week at clean plate

i met some of my veggie friends at clean plate today for lunch....

curried carrot and coconut soup with onion bread & carrot cake with roasted pumpkin seeds for dessert....yum!

this is my friend alaina...taking over for elle for a few minutes :)

from the garden this week

this is what we gathered from the garden this week...

heirloom & cherry tomatoes



and our yellow watermelon!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

hedge apples

my mom always told me that hedge apples will keep away spiders (i have always had a strong dislike of spiders)....but i thought she was full of it until i read an article today that confirms it. hedge apples have an essential oil that acts as a natural repellant to all insects. much better to have a beautiful bowl full of hedge apples than an awful chemical spray.