Jul. 25th, 2007

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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] prairieheath's awesome plant clinic, I now have several tiny tomatoes sprouting on my tomato plant. My camera is at my mum's, but I did manage to take this one photo with my phone:

tomato! )

I also have some flowers on my strawberry plant (finally!) although the poor thing got a bit sunburnt the other day and is currently in recovery.

Alas, despite all my best efforts, the heat wave proved too much for my sugar snap peas, which have gone to that great garden in the sky (although some would argue, given that I live on the eleventh floor, that they started in a great garden in the sky). I will probably try planting peas again in the late summer/early fall, since they like cooler weather, and given the speed with which they grow.

My herbs are doing very well--apparently my balcony is the ideal setting for them. I used some oregano in a sauce the other day, and it was amazing. I also used two sprigs of rosemary to make Dave Lieberman's Rosemary Peach Lemonade--or should I say Rosemary Beach lemonade, given that it proved ideal for an outdoor setting. The rosemary makes the lemonade a little bit savoury and super refreshing. If I make it again, though, I will probably ease up on the number of peaches in the jug and add more ice cubes instead--I felt the lemonade was a bit strong/sweet, especially with the addition of the rich peach nectar. More ice would have gradually melted and diluted the mixture a bit. Also, none of us ate the peaches, so I just ended up throwing them out, which made me very sad.

The leftover peach nectar made an excellent companion to 3/4 a glass of ginger ale, over ice, with a twist of lemon. I haven't tried adding alcohol to this, but I sense it would go well.

I haven't found a use for the thyme yet. I should try it soon, given that I have masses of it.
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