Sunday, 12 August 2012

My beautiful imperfect garden

Every year, my dad and I plant various vegetables and fine herbs: tomatoes, celery, zucchini, eggplant, swiss chard, yellow and red onions, garlic, basil, thyme, parsley and more.  Once everything has been planted, it is my responsibility to care of the beautiful potager.  I truly enjoy gardening and I would even more if it weren't for the following : I am not particularly fond of bugs and the act of removing weeds.  My neighbours know when I am in the garden because they hear a screeching voice every time I come across a bug or two (or more).  In addition, I only have time to remove the unwanted weeds once every two weeks.  Now you might ask "Why have a garden then?"  Because my imperfect little garden, no matter what it looks like, still yields beautiful vegetables that I am proud of.

What will I be cooking for the next few days?  Well, I must use the fresh produce therefore I will be cooking roasted eggplant tomato sauce with couscous, swiss chard with black eye peas and one of my favourite meals "Gemista".