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Check out these lemons!

This is just one branch on my aunt’s lemon tree. I have this list in my head of all the trees I must have in my own future garden and lemons are definitely on that list. There’s something special about having an over abundance of lemons. I’d love to have a bucket of lemons and be able to give them away and make homemade lemonade and make lemon meringue pies and lemon marmalade. I just hope I can grow a lemon tree better than my dad…they seem to be one of the only plants that he just can’t keep alive!

Some other trees on my list include mulberries, mandarin, pecan, cumquat, orange, pomelo and a few other subtropical varieties of tree. Oh that reminds me of a challenge on the finale of Masterchef the other night…the contestants had to name three fruits and I could not believe they didn’t know cumquats and guavas! I tend to forget that what we grow where I live doesn’t grow in all parts of Australia. I feel privileged.

Speaking of fruit trees, I had a great conversation with my aunt this morning about using fruit trees and vegetables and herbs as part of your garden. I don’t believe there should be a distinction between a garden and a vegetable garden. Why not combine them? If you’re going to be looking after a flower garden anyway, why not just add in a few edible plants  or fruit trees? It makes sense and you know it. Plus, it would make gardening more fun if you could reach over while weeding and grab a snow pea or a cherry tomato.

Until next time,

xo

ps. Did you click on all the lemony links? I was doing a search for photos of lemons with a creative commons license on flickr and I just had to share them. Lemons make beautiful photography subjects!

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The only thing missing is the ham. 

Green eggs. They were surprisingly delicious and probably a great way of adding veges to a simple breakfast. The green is from comfrey. I just blended some young comfrey leaves with a few eggs and made scrambled eggs. It just tasted a little spinach-y. Pretty tasty actually and I think it looks awesome! I just love a hot breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday. I think I would like to make it a tradition. I love thinking about the traditions I would like to establish in my life… hot breakfasts on weekends, regular unpluggings of technology…and a few more…and a healthy dose of flexibility if it doesn’t turn out my way!

I hope you can feel the warmth of the sun on your skin today.