Our Garden 2011

May 7,2011

I decided to share with you updates from our garden. Since blogger wasn’t cooperating this week much, I will be posting last week’s photos as well this weeks photos, that way you can compare how much we have grown, and we have. Yesterday I thinned radishes and later we enjoyed freshly baked french baguette with butter topped with  freshly picked thinly sliced radishes.Little salt …heaven.

I like crunchy things like pickling cucumbers, fresh zucchini, snow peas..etc.

I’ll try to give you an update from our garden every week. Plan is to
take the photos on the weekends, that way I have an exact time frame  of 6-7 days between each photo shoot.
You should see our strawberries, not only they have a lot of flowers, I’ve spotted some fruit forming as well. Beans started to come out just yesterday!
For those who are not familiar with our garden I suggest that you visit my post from last year

~ Our Beautiful Garden ~

This is the first year we planted peas, and I can’t wait for them to produce.

Peas – MAY 7th and May 14th, 2011


May 7th, 2011              

Aren’t they gorgeous!??
 I can’t wait to try some new recipes this year.
Like this one  Strawberry Lemonade by Diane from Created by Diane and many others, if you have a favorite strawberry recipe, feel free to leave me a message I’d love to try new things this summer.

May 14th, 2011


Top- May7th, Bottom -May 14th, 2011          
Strawberry Field


Left- May7th, Right-May 14th, 2011    
Peas and Radishes, May 14th, 2011


Herbs, May 7th, 2011


Left – May7th, Right – May 14th, 2011      
Left- May7th, Right May 14th, 2011
Left -May7th, Right -May 14,2011- Beans are starting to come up
May 14th, 2011    
Zucchini, May 14th, 2011
I decided to try a different varieties as well last year’s favorite “Juliet”



Cucumbers, May 14th, 2011  
Cucumbers, May 14th, 2011


 So that’s it from our garden from this week. I hope to share more next week. I planted some zinnias so hopefully they’ll be out by next Saturday. Happy Gardening to you all.

I’d love to hear about your garden, feel free to email me your pictures, or leave me a link to your blog where you have pictures of your garden.

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  1. Oh hani…I absolutely wish I could have such a wonderful garden as this one. I'm hoping you will post more radish recipes. I didn't even know you could saute them!!!

  2. Wow what a wonderful garden!! Loved the post…please keep sharing your progress. Love this!! Everything looks so neat and well planned. Love all the pictures ~ keep posting please!! Here is our favorite strawberry recipe for you:

    Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream
    2 cups fresh chopped strawberries
    2 cups fresh whole buttermilk
    1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla paste ~ or vanilla
    Fresh Mint ~ for top

    Process strawberries in food processor until nice and smooth. Then pour through a strainer removing many of the seeds. Add strawberries, butter milk, sugar and vanilla mix well. Let cool in fridge until all is cool. Then I add to a counter top ice cream freezer running until frozen. That's it!!

    This is so easy and really very, very good!! I tried this years and years ago and is so easy thought it would be good for a quick thing to add to dinner ~ made it and we all went WOW great and I have made it again and again over the years!! We all love it and it is so easy peasy!! If strawberries are really tart add a little more sugar…just a tad :O) Hope you enjoy!!

  3. Georgious garden and lovely photos Hani… I enjoyed your blog-post so much and am looking forward to the next one! 🙂 BTW I would so love to have my own garden, but I live in town centre, so I will have to wait… 🙁

  4. Gorgeous garden! I'm so jealous! I've also planted some tomatoes. I'm applying them some sprinkled sulfur to avoid a harmful fungus. I dont' know the scientifical name, it's known colloquially as 'gangrene'. My neighbours advise me to apply some sulfate otherwise I will loose them. My garden is completely organic but I would like to taste some tomato (I lost all of them last winter). Could you give me some advice?

  5. Dzoli, thank you for stopping by. Yes we do all organic as well.
    Nancy, I use a similar recipe with Grand Marnier but it never occur to me to add pepper. I'll definitely make this with pepper, I might try white pepper for a milder taste. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I'll have lots of strawberries and this sounds like a crowd pleaser.

  6. One of my favorite strawberry recipes is Peppered Strawberries. Here it is:
    1 quart fresh strawberries
    1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
    2 to 3 tablespoons orange liqueur (like Grand Marnier or Cointreau)
    1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

    1. Wash, drain and hull strawberries. Cut them lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices and place in a large glass bowl.

    2. Mix in the sugar, liqueur and pepper. Let the mixture stand until the juices start to come out of the strawberries, about 10 minutes. I keep mine in the refrigerator overnight to really enhance the flavors.

    3. Serve alone, in salad or over ice cream.


  7. Hello from me .I am gardener(on a bigger scale) and fruit grower aswell.Glad to have found you.It can be felt you do this with love.We are in autumn now so the ground can get some rest.
    Btw my produce is all organic, would not want it other way.Good luck:)

  8. Faithy, oh there is more than enough work involved, watering, weeding, checking for bugs, making sure there is enough air circulation…. then picking and eating the fruit.
    Our garden is rather big, but you can also have a small garden with few tomato plants, we planted over 30 plants of tomatoes this year.

    Lorraine I'll check the names, I don't remember all of them, we planted several varieties. I'll leave a message here or I can email you if you prefer. Radishes are delicious, i can totally see how yummy they would be with some lime. I need to share some of my recipes with radishes as I use them a lot.
    I think I'll make some jam too. I don't like them whole lot sweet, but just right, so yours sounds delicious. I might try using apple sauce and honey to sweeten them. I hope it will be a fun journey to document our garden while is growing and producing, I find it fascinating to watch how everything grows.

  9. I love your garden Haniela and am so jealous. It looks incredible. I cannot wait until we can have space to have one. What type of beans are you growing? I love radishes also and started becoming fond of them from eating some really authentic Mexican food. They are so delicious with some lime too! My family and I love to go Strawberry picking and last year I just made a simple jam – just strawberries and a tiny bit of sugar – just sweet enough when the strawberries are ripe! Thank you for sharing so I can live vicariously through your photos.

  10. Such lovely garden!! Love it! Thanks for sharing all photos of your garden! You know, i've never ever had a garden before and seeing yours makes me wonder if there is a lot of work involved? Like do you have to take a lot of time taking care of it etc?

  11. Hello Jane,

    thank you for stopping by.
    Yes I love radishes, I also like them sauteed, they taste like mushrooms, and another thing I make is a radish salad, I mix sour cream or greek yogurt with radishes julienne, season with pepper, salt, little lemon, honey…yummy.

  12. Fabulous garden! Can't wait for more photos! I love veggie gardens and I love radishes ! I'm gonna try that … Lovely!

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