I just got back from an evening session of watering the newly planted vegetables and herbs at the garden plot. Nighttime watering is relaxing, but it is definitely a one-way conversation with your plants, since you can’t see what is happening! We are so excited about this year’s gardening plans. Still going strong in plot 13 at Ellis Elementary School’s community garden, we planted 12 tomato plants there this spring, along with serrano peppers, spaghetti squash, carrots, radishes, basil, cilantro, acorn squash, Swiss chard, and fairytale eggplant. All are organic, heirloom varieties from one of our favorite garden stores in Denver, Paulino Gardens.
Love this time of year…lots of tulips, apple blossoms, and random pops. Couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day like this one…
|Salt scrub with lavender, sage, and grapefruit.|
I have enjoyed an amazing day off this Tuesday! I met up with a good friend at one of Denver’s newest culinary additions, the Kitchen. The sun beckoned us out to the patio, but the move was a bit premature. As we shivered through lunch, we caught up, laughed, and kept the cocktails coming. To avoid sounding like a spoiled food critic, I’ll keep my description of the restaurant succinct, but I must say that the mussels were a stand-out, as was the bruschetta, topped with burrata, anchovies, and watercress. An Americano with cream gave me the necessary jittery fuel for the next steps in my day.
|The Twenty-3 cocktail, whose main ingredients are bourbon and a reduction of Dr. Pepper.|