Friday, September 14, 2012

Fennel seeds


I have picked all the early fennel seeds and hope for some more flowers. You never know. It worked with the anemones. Or maybe that was the fish fertilizer. I am tempted to dose the terrace one more time, though usually I stop feeding around now.

The seeds were used in the kitchen, to delicious effect, but you will have to wait a year to see what became of them. The book.

The strawberries I pick almost every day, eating while I water the pots. And last night we ate the yellow Brandywines - very good, with a striped Green Zebra and some French feta. I am saving a last Striped German for a last tomato sandwich.

With mayonnaise.

5 comments:

  1. Striped Germans are the best, imho. I can appreciate many heirlooms, but Striped Germans taste like what I imagine tomatoes in heaven taste like. The short season only makes it more exquisite. Enjoy that last taste of summer, now that Fall is rolling in.

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  2. Have you tried collecting the fennel pollen? Wonderful addition to soups and cocktails among other things!

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  3. Have you tried collecting the fennel pollen? Wonderful addition to soups and cocktails among other things!

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  4. Marie are your strawberry plants 'everbearing'? You probably identified them in an earlier post, but I missed it. Today, I ventured to buy a quart of what the local Farmers' Market vender called everbearing strawberries. Wonderful flavour! LOVE THEM! The vender said that her plants produce right through the summer until the first hard frost kills them off. I'm a convert. I'll buy twice as much next week!

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  5. Russ - I may have to agree, though I also loved the Black Krims. Hm, quite hard to pick a favourite. It has been a tomato heaven summer. How's your new garden?

    Sasha - yes, I love the pollen. If I had an ice cream maker I'd make fennel pollen ice cream.

    Linda, indeed. These are "Fern."

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