Monday, January 12, 2009

Our Kitchen Garden / Notre Potager

This dwarf rose is lightly fragrant (which is rare for a hybrid dwarf rose). It's the first flower to bloom our garden. Since it's a hybrid, I don't use it for medicinal purpose except for infused oils.

Cette rose miniature a un léger parfum (ce qui est rare pour les rosiers nains hybrides). C'est la première fleur à fleurir dans notre jardin. Comme c'est une variété hybride, je ne l'utilise pas pour mes préparations médicinales, à l'exception de mes huiles infusées.


A colorful patchwork of (clockwise) 'violetta' pac choy, 'purple peacock' broccoli, 'bull's blood' beet, 'albino' beet and 'carnival' carrot mix (starting to germinate). I love the flavor of beet leaves, I think they taste even better than swiss chard.

Un patchwork coloré de (dans le sens des aiguilles d'une montre) pac choy 'violetta', broccoli 'purple peacock', betterave 'bull's blood', betterave 'albinos' et un mélange de graines de carottes 'carnival/carnaval' (qui commencent tout juste à germiner). J'aime la saveur des feuilles de betteraves, je trouve qu'elles ont meilleur goût que celles des bettes/blettes à cardes.


This is our first potato experiment: I used a pink potato that I got from the farmers market and which was starting to germinate. I thought it would be a pity not to give this potato the opportunity to fully express itself ;). I'm not a big fan of potatoes which are nightshades, therefore I try not to eat some very often . Yet I must admit that organic potatoes have a superior taste and texture than non organic ones (it's like night and day). I will wait for the plant to bloom to harvest our first NEW potatoes...
Voici notre premiere experience avec la pomme de terre: j'ai utilisé une patate rose que j'avais acheté au marché et qui commençait à germiner. Je me suis dit qu'il serait dommage de ne pas donner à cette patate l'occasion de s'exprimer pleinement ;). Je ne suis pas une grande fan de patates qui des solanacées (la famille de la belladonne et autres plantes toxiques), de ce fait j'évite d'en manger trop souvent. Cependant je dois bien admettre que les patates bio ont un goût et une texture superieurs à leur cousines non bio (c'est le jour et la nuit). Je vais attendre que la plante commence à fleurir avant de récolter nos premières pommes de terre nouvelles...

4 comments:

comfrey cottages said...

just seeing your lovely potted veggies and rose makes my day! thank you for sharing! hugs

Madeleine said...

It's lovely to see the sun in your photo and the beautiful rose - it's cold and icy here! I'll have to wait until June to see my Apothecary's rose flower. At least I can still use my bay and rosemary during the winter months.

By the way, love your blog and am looking forward to looking at your Etsy shop.

Alchemille said...

Thank you for stopping by Madeleine ;). I'm glad to be able to bring you a little bit of sunshine and warmth...

GFE--gluten free easily said...

These are some beautiful photos of your rose and plants. I'm like everyone else, it's very cold here with everything frozen solid. It's nice that you've also written your post in your native (I assume) French. High school French was many years ago for me, but I love seeing it again. Such a beautiful language. I always read it better than I spoke it! LOL, but true.

Shirley

CURRENT MOON

BlogCatalog

Small Business Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory