This season seems to be very accelerated at the Farmers’ Market, with both peonies and sunflowers making a concurrent appearance. I have heard that the huge amount of snow we had this winter was excellent for growing, as the snow was actually an insulator for the earth and so the soil never had a hard freeze, and when the snow melted, it saturated the ground with nutrients. Regardless of the reason, there were gorgeous flowers at the Market today, and I brought a bunch of sunflowers home with me. Of course, I left a trail of petals around the market, in the car and on the sidewalk, but they’re gorgeous anyway!
How much fun are these zucchini blossoms? I love the way they fill their boxes with the buds all pointing up! Each has a tiny zucchini attached to the bottom, and you can sauté them in a little olive oil, or stuff the blossoms with a nice goat cheese.
Connor finally found the time to read through the submissions for the winner of the flag pennants, and decided to choose my friend Bonnie. It’s been a rough year around their household, and if these flags go a little way to cheering up her husband and my friend Robbie, that will make me very happy.