I’m getting ready for a mini vacation. I don’t get many and when I do I tend to focus on the cheaper stay-cations and end up doing more work in the yard than I would ever do at the museum. Doesn’t do much for my weary back and sore muscles. But not this time. This time I’m going to Palm Springs to sit by the pool and sip many cocktails and have many laughs.
We rented a house and are meeting up with old friends from Portland and LA. Our plans are simple, eat, drink, swim, sit and relax. Finally.
I decided that I should bring some food from the garden so I’ve loaded up with fresh eggs for breakfasts and then noticed that the romaine lettuce was just too perfect to leave behind. Then I realized that I also have some blue borage and some nasturtium that would make an excellent addition to the salad. So while packing and prepping the dog for a desert voyage, I took a little harvesting break. And, apparently a blogging break as well. I’m going to be soooo late!
Here’s the romaine all green and yummy looking. Followed by the borage whose flowers have already been harvested.
And this is the nasturtium, I have a few different varieties.
The borage has a light and nutty flavor to it and the nasturtium adds a spicy kick to any meal. You can eat the leaves and the flowers. So now I will arrive with a little something special, organic and home grown.
Okay, I really need to get off the computer, put away the Nikon and finish packing! I’m such a slacker sometimes. Have a great week and I’ll see you when I get back.