Tomato harvest in the backyard

The hot and sunny summer this year brought an abundance of tomatoes. Out tiny city yard was just big enough to fit few bushes of Sungolds, some Roma, and a plant or two each of red cherry and big burgundy slicing tomato, which name escapes me now. It is dutifully noted at the bottom of…

Urban yet rural

Cold weather again today, but nothing can get in the way of gardening any longer!  I came across images from an incredibly inspiring restaurant in Denmark – Höst. In September 2013 Höst won “The World’s Best Design Restaurant” award at the annual Bar & Restaurant Design Awards in London. Visit the site for gorgeous images of…

Garden experiments

The new garden experiment this year worked out so-so. It is not quite over yet (watching over my mustard greens) but it is actually hard to admit that years of gardening experience yielded 3 small tomato plants just ripening now (Speckled Roman), 2 parsley plants, 1 basil… and not much else. So much for the…

One can dream

Tastes change. Never liked these as a kid and now I cannot get enough of them. Maybe because I really can get them only when I travel to Poland. To be perfectly honest I did see gooseberries recently at a farmers market, but I like eating them off the bush! Same with black currants. Now…

While away…

I was looking for an essence of summer, what else. The days in Poland in July seemed so much longer (well, they WERE longer) did not get dark until almost 10pm, the days started with bright sun at 4:45, so I could pack in quite a lot! Farmer’s market  Garden center Endless hours spent in…