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Garden Bounty 9/11/19

garden bounty 9-11-19

Summer’s winding down so I’m taking advantage of the remaining days of fresh picked produce. Hope you are too!

Yum, yum….

Bruno

Tomato Still Life

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These beauties were picked from the garden yesterday. The one on the left is a Cuore Di Bue and on the right is a Cherokee Purple. I love the beautiful colors!

Bruno

Garden 2019 – Update #1

It looks like letting the garden go fallow for a year has made a big difference. All the plants look healthy and strong. I harvested some of the chard last week, sautéed it w/ some crimini mushrooms, andouille sausage and fresh basil then folded it into pasta for a delicious dinner! The tomatoes and peppers are starting to produce, so caprese salads are in my near future. Ahh… the joys of summer!

The following photos were taken on July 5th, except for the one of the Cuore Di Bue tomato which was taken on July 7th.

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Stay cool!

Bruno

Garden 2018

Well, this year’s garden may surprise you. The last few years have been progressively worse and worse w/ my tomato plants despite efforts at crop rotation and soil replenishment. I decided to let my veggie plot go fallow this year, planting only a cover crop of Dutch clover to reenergize the soil. It was a tough decision, but I was tired of watching my tomato plants shrivel up and die year after year. In the fall I’ll till the clover into the soil and amend w/ some peat moss. Hopefully this will do the trick so next year I will have a healthy crop once again.

As you will see in the photos, I moved the herbs to the sunny spot where I had been growing zinnias. The herbs are now flourishing! In the pots next to the enclosure I have three type of basil growing – from left to right are Italian Genovese, Holy (also known as Tulsi) and Siam Queen (a variety of Thai basil). Looks like there will be plenty for pesto this fall! The perennials are doing great too.

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Happy Summer!

Bruno

Reykjavik, Iceland and Greenland from Above

I was lucky enough to spend a day and a half in Reykjavik, Iceland for work not long ago. We had decent weather for early spring – it would snow for 15 minutes, then the sun would break through the clouds. We joked, saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes .” :-)

We wandered the city, which is small and very walkable, finding several nice places for food and drink. If you’re in Reykjavik and get hungry, I recommend trying Saeta Svinid Gastropub, Salka Valka – Fish & More, or  Bryggjan Brugghus Bistro and Brewery. All have great atmosphere and deliciously prepared food.

While flying back to the US we had amazingly clear views of Greenland!

Here are a few photos of our walkabout and flight over Greenland:

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Cheers!

Bruno

Aerial San Francisco and Crater Lake

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Crater Lake 4-20-18

On our descent into San Francisco from Sun Valley, Idaho, I snapped some beautiful photos of downtown San Francisco. Then, as we were flying up to Boeing Field in Seattle, incredible views of Crater Lake in Oregon made their appearance… snap!

Happy Landings…

Bruno

Rainbow Over Chicago – 10/7/17

Chicago rainbow 10-7-17

This is what I saw after my early dinner in Chicago last weekend. I guess my pot o’ gold was the wild mushroom and roasted garlic pizza I had at Bar Siena that evening!

May all your days be golden…

Bruno

 

2 Grain Seeded Bread

This bread was made w/ pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and sesame seeds, as well as bulgur and coarse ground corn meal. It has a tight crumb, coarse texture and lots of flavor. Great for morning toast or afternoon sandwiches. I rate it yum!

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From my hearth to yours…

Bruno

Pollinator’s Paradise

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This year’s zinnia patch…

Be the first to spot the Monarch butterfly and hummingbird (hint- they’re in the same photo right next to each other). Click on photos for a better view!

Colorfully yours,

Bruno

Morel Envy

My brother sent me this photo that he snapped at his local farmers market. I wish I had some of these beauties. They would be great in a mushroom cream sauce w/ pasta!

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Happy Foraging!

Bruno