Sunday, May 23, 2010
Now I've got an ACTUAL garden!
I planted some heirloom tomato plants and cayenne pepper plants a few weeks ago. The heirloom tomato plants were purchased at a fantastic nursery up in Lexington,Kentucky. Yeah remember that trip,(the same trip where we had that delicious family dinner nite,yep that dinner was after the plant shopping), it rained the whole time and my adventurous family decides to go to this amazing nursery in the pouring down rain,oh our loves for plants,yeah. The nursery is called King's Garden Center( http://www.kingsgardens.com/ )and it was definitely worthy of royalty. The staff was really helpful,the plant selection out of this world and it was a haven on a rainy day for some ladies lookin' to plant something.If you're driving through Lexington,Kentucky and you know whats good for you and your garden,stop in this nursery and have some fun! We did! So the heirloom tomato plants were so exciting and the names and colors of the tomatoes to come,I just could not stand it! Enjoy these just for a minute or two.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/emerils-homemade-sweet-and-spicy-pickles-recipe/index.html ) next weekend. The recipe calls for dried cayenne peppers and hopefully the pepper plants produce enough peppers to make a second batch of this recipe later in the summer! I found the dried whole red cayenne peppers at Penzey's Spice Shop for a really good price and the splash of red will make the jars of pickles extra enticing. It should be a blessed, plentiful and spicy summer!