….for the up coming wine pairings for our Open House this Friday and Saturday.
Look at this sage! The freeze didn’t bother it.
It is beautiful and the succulent leaves will give great flavor for
the cornbread dressing. You can see the willow hedge behind this sage.
This willow turns bright orange during the winter, which gives
a lot of color.
Cutting Celery is a great plant to have in the garden. It is easy to start from
seed and very hard to kill. I tend to be very successful with neglect, and this
one endures and survives.
The first time I had experienced growing celery was in California, when my oldest
sister, Kathy, spent a summer working in a celery packing shed near Nipomo while she and I
attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo,
The fog would roll into the coastal hills
in the evening and roll out late morning and the weather was mild and gentle. Great
for celery. Well, Missouri weather has no such gentleness, but this celery does well
here. And, in spite of the freeze, it looks great!
Even the grasshoppers are hiding in here hoping to stay warm.
Onions are another plant that survived the freeze.
These are green onions that propagate themselves in the garden. They emerge first thing in the spring, slow down and just
sit there during the heat of the summer, and then start growing again during the cool
of the fall. We use these to garnish salads that are served in The Wine Garden.
Now, I need to take the harvest and cook and sample. Friday is our Open House
when we will be offering guests, who are tasting wines in the Wine Shop,
the opportunity to pair wines with samples of dishes that we serve for Thanksgiving
and during the holiday season. We will be showing how red
wine can be paired with turkey. The harvest from the farm will be an integral part of that
experience. Stay tuned!