Dreaming of Mojitos and Fresh Salsa...

This time of year is always exciting for me.  Every single day the landscape changes.  Every day I see a new bud emerge... a new plant unfold.  I can't help but talk to my garden and I literally jump up and down when I see a tiny seed break through the earth.  Just ask my husband... or my neighbors... I'm sure it's a pretty entertaining sight. :)  So here are the highs and lows of my planting adventures.

Lows:  I lost a celery due to my overzealous planting.  It just wasn't strong enough to pull through evenings of sub-50 degree weather.  My fault really, but I'm not feeling too sad.  I still have more and it was started for free from a store-bought celery!  More on that later.  In any event, at the rate we plow through celery, I'm happy to space out the plantings to prolong the harvest.  I'll just start a new one from the celery I just bought!  See?  Silver lining!

Highs:  Our first pea has emerged!  The daphne odora is in bloom and smelling divine!  The starts in the kitchen are happy and healthy!

So as I tend to my baby tomato and tomatillo starts in the kitchen, naturally my mind drifts to the yummy salsa I'll be making this summer.  In fact, I'll be able to make it entirely from home grown vegetables!  Well, that's not entirely true.  I hadn't planned on growing serrano peppers, but this little video recipe has me changing my tune!  Now if only I could figure out how to grow citrus in Seattle.  Hmmmm...

Enjoy this beautiful video recipe from the talented Rachel of Elephantine.

mojitos, chips, and salsa from rachelchew on Vimeo.

Can't wait to see you back here tomorrow!

xo, k

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