Thursday, April 26, 2007


Lately, I've been on a fennel kick with cooking, and I find it most enjoyable with salmon. The mellow licorice flavor is a delightful balance to the sweet richness in salmon. The local grocer does not always have a trustworthy supply of it, so when they have it, I jump on it. The flowers of fennel, which you won't see at the grocery store, are a sort of canary yellow with a hint of green. The flowers produce in small clusters (umbels) much like hydrangea looks, but technically different and not as symmetrical. The individual flower is the shape of an overinflated innertube, pushing it into a starlike pattern. This is one of those flowering plants that would be a wonderful addition to the garden or flowerbed where one could get full well-rounded use as decor in the garden to vegetable on the dinner table.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Other Home and Garden Blogs

I just discovered this blog directory that contains many other home and garden related blogs that may be of interest to you. This Blog Directory also has a plethora of other categories which you could spend the next 5 years perusing. Happy Blogging Folks!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Flowers and Bees

Well, we've done loused it up again. Yes, that's right folks. Our unnatural manipulation of pollination - trucking colonies of bees around the country, or countries is starting to see a very natural result: disease. Disease in bees and disease in flowers and crops. This just disgusts me. We are smarter than this, and now we've got to figure out a solution to another problem we created. Like global warming wasn't overwhelming enough? For more details see: bees flowers and pollination