Clump #261: Clear pile of old cookbooks from bedroom; day nineteen of National Blog Posting Month.
The theme for today is food. I yanked a pile of old cookbooks out of our bedroom. Oh dear, the frantic sweeps and nonsensical pile placements I have made. Here’s what I found, below. My husband wanted to keep the bread machine cookbook. Fair enough. Anything to tempt him to make more of his delectable bread should definitely stay.
I didn’t have the strength to toss the Corny Casserole recipe written in my younger daughter’s younger scrawl. The homemade cookbook from our babysitting coop is also a sweet relic from the past.
The two piles on the left are cooking magazines to toss in the recycling, and two cookbooks for the Goodwill pile. Out!
All this attention on food made me look back at photos from the Idea Garden at Longwood Gardens from our visit in September. Up above, some kind of funky, pink-tie-dye bean. And below, purple tomatoes,
which, while ripening, looked like apples.
Speaking of purple, have you ever seen the flower of the artichoke? I’m wondering whether it’s in the same general family as the thistle, pictured a few days ago.
The wild, wonderful colors of nature.
Mouth-wateringly gorgeous. Bon appetit!
Yes, indeed, the artichoke is a thistle. And thistles are the national flower of Scotland. But I am pretty sure you can’t grow artichokes in Scotland. Except maybe in Findhorn.
Cool! I wonder why you can’t grow them in Scotland? Isn’t Findhorn where they did all those experiments showing how tuned-in plants are?