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The First Muse Newsletter - Week 3, June 19
Written by Calliope Pappadakis   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 00:00


Curing GarlicI began harvesting the aromatic garlic stalks this weekend that were planted as cloves in November. I’ve hung the plants with paper clips across the window ledges and shutters on the screened-in front porch so they can cure in the dappled sunlight. Within just a couple of weeks, we’ll cut the bulb off the end of the plant and enjoy homegrown garlic. I look forward to this all year long. We have 7 heirloom varieties coming in, so I’m excited to do a ‘taste test’ once we’ve harvested at least one bulb from each type.

As temperatures rise later on in the week, stay cool with cucumber sandwiches and First Muse salads. New item this week: pac choi (bok choy). Here’s a suggested recipe. The leaves have some nibbles on them, but they taste delicious and are chemical-free and fed with only organic ingredients and lots of love.

Have a great week and stay cool!

Calliope & Jim