In the garden…

How is it that we’re planting tomatoes and peppers and basil already? It’s starting to feel like summer and it’s not even May. I’ve started craving tomato-mozzarella salads, scrambled eggs with poblanos, stuffed and fried zucchini blossoms! Whoa…

I have to slow down and…nibble on the feijoa blossoms. Before the fruit, also known as pineapple guava, appears, our old tree gives us her delicate (and gorgeous) blossoms:

Blossoms on the feijoa tree.

The tiny petals are succulent and great to snack on. They’re also nice tossed into fruit or vegetable salads. My daughter loves them and was the first to notice that they’d appeared. (She screamed, she was so excited!) Read the story I wrote about the plant for the LA Times a while back here.

When the fruit appears, another season will be upon us… So, for now, we’ll slow down and enjoy the spring blossoms. Then the summer tomatoes, basil, zucchini and peppers. And then fall’s feijoas.


About cdhla

I'm a former editor at several lifestyle magazines who's been freelancing since moving from NYC to LA. I call my blog The Chipped Platter to remind us that chips are better than perfection. The platter in question, a round one made by Gien, has traveled the world with me, visited with friends and family, celebrated milestones, and offered sustenance. My cherished Chipped Platter is part of the family. (I love my chipped plates, too!) On this blog, I'll be sharing my adventures of cooking for my family and friends, venturing out into restaurants and learning tips from people I meet. Come along!
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One Response to In the garden…

  1. liza says:

    We have little sprouts and buds here, which is very early. But only a few intrepid souls ever attempt to grow tomatoes. Maybe this is the year! Your blossoms are beautiful – I’m so glad they taste good too. I hope it’s a beautiful weekend there.

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