Saturday, July 2, 2011

Picking Pumpkin Blossoms In The Morn:)

Helloooo my Darlin Dears, Woodland Creatures & Gnomes of the Live Oak just over the yonder Hill,

Your devoted lover of meadows and slightly odd pea in a pod Farmer Miss Lamb here..

Today....I awoke at dawn, made some coffee & picked pumpkin flowers :)

I wanted to not only find that peace and lovely-ness so early in the morn, but I wanted to test it out at the farmers market and see if anybody wanted to take them home:)

of course, almost every single person said "What in the heck do you do with pumpkin flowers?" .....Some people had watched food shows on T.V and proclaimed to the world, or at least witnessed to my table at the farmers market "Well gosh, I watched a show on TV where they cooked with those," but then would quickly follow with "I just do not have the time to mess with them though."

....I do not have a whole lot of time these days.....

I am a hard working artist who takes care of a farm all by myself, and tries to remember to drink water often, and give plenty of kisses and hugs :)

But, I make it a point to take time with my food:)

Weeding the garden in the late eve, picking blossoms for eating purpose or for my lovely mason jar vases on the wooden window sill, and cooking elaborate meals for just myself and Harold is my therapy:)

The garden is finally coming to fruition and it feels very amazing. The blossoms that adorned every corner are quickly swelling into a bounty of fruit and vegetables:) I have a cantaloupe in my garden that is bigger than a picnic basket darlin dears....I am planning a very lovely picnic with a special person on the day it drops from the vine and decides it is ready for the feast:)

I think the most amazing part of Garden life is how every food starts as a flower:) Even corn starts as fine shoots of heaven like strings of gold and silk flowers:)

Makes my heart go all aflutter :)

I very soon will give you an update on the garden, but today I would like to show you a few of the items from my garden I took into the comfort of my kitchen to eat:)

A lovely array of Pumpkin Flowers and a few variates of Squash :)

Very carefully I took each blossom and cut from them all of thee green stem, the slight green protective petals towards the base on the outside and the long yellow Stamen from the center, and then stuffed them each with some farmers cheese I made and a bit of sun dried tomatoes I had preserved last fall :)

Then I rolled each in a bit of egg and flower, then grilled it in a bit of butter:)

I then made some pasta and tossed it all together with the sauteed squash :)

.........then I was able to share it with some of my Family :)

I ask of you my loves, to spend time on your meals...breath and love:)

The Photo of the Day is:

"Analysis Of Life"

Gardens, a Rollie Pollie Farmer & roses given in the morn

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb


Leanne D said...

It really doesn't take that much time and effort to make our own foods. It's just like anything else...practice makes perfect. The more you practice, the faster you get, too. Homemade really does taste best. It took me a long time to realize it, but it's true. :)

sarah dayshort said...

"I make it a point to take time with my food:)" I love that! I do too!

Amy said...

Couldn't agree with you more!
Food, both in it's preparation and in eating, should be savoured. :)

Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb said...

Leanne- I wish more people had your lovely state of mind:)

Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb said...

Sarah- Art and food seem to be in the same realm for creative people... we consume and share both :)

Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb said...

Amy- Savoured is correct:) I do the same even while it is growing:)