Hi! Naughty Tastebud is a food blog chronicling our food journey. In January of 2009 we decided to follow Michael Pollan's motto: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants. We've ditched the store bought processed "fat free" stuff for fresh fruits & veggies and dried beans, lentils & rice. We're loving our new food habits and having fun experimenting with new recipes!
Hello readers! Happy Spring! This post is long overdue and I apologize for my lack of posting this past month. The weather has finally broken here and we've had a few nice 60 or 70 degree days (I'm not that naive though, I'm sure we'll have one last snowfall just to bring us back to reality, that yes, we live in Cleveland). With today being the first day of Spring, we were anxious to get our hands back in the dirt and get our garden going. We packed up the car with all our gear and drove the short distance to our community garden plots, anxiously wondering if our garlic had survived the winter. You can imagine then, that we were pleasantly surprised to see that our garlic had indeed survived and had 6" green sprouts. I couldn't resist digging one up to see how big the bulb was and it was about the size of a quarter. We can't wait to harvest it, but will have to until July or so.
We planted the cool weather crops this morning: buttercrisp lettuce, snow peas, brussel sprouts, brocolli, scallions, cauliflower and spinach. We plan to go back in a few weeks and plant more broccoli, lettuce and spinach so we can have a continuous yield. This year we are doing 3 -10'x10' plots instead of 2. With one already filled, we are planning to do a "3 sisters" plot (corn, beans & squash) and then fill the last one with peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, soybeans, zucchini, cucumbers and whatever else we can get our hands on!