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A Tree for Our Zen Garden, Arugula Pasta, and Matcha
The matcha green tea powder I picked up
in New Haven this weekend
a break in the rain yesterday afternoon, so I flew into the garden and got some
work done. Planted another perennial and a bunch of impatiens in the flower bed
and did some work on the entrance of the house. The Tibetan wind chimes came
down (for now), and a conical, willow hanging basket went up. I composted some
potted basil that rotted in all this rain, and planted a scented geranium my
mom gave me. I gave a few of the perennial flowers a good feeding. The garlic
is doing great.
couple of weeks of cold and rain has cursed us with a shorter growing season,
but blessed us with amazing lettuces, chard, spinach, parsley, kale, and
arugula. Today’s lunch is whole wheat angel hair pasta with garlic, olive oil,
and fresh arugula and Italian parsley from the garden. Garden food is the best.
There’s never enough arugula. Toss some garden-fresh arugula into pasta after
it’s been cooked, drained, and prepared. Arugula softens quickly in heat, but
by using it this way (raw), it still has fresh crunch and retains its amazing
some organic, raw matcha green tea powder in New Haven this weekend. An
expensive, ceremonial-grade matcha that was worth the price. I’m deep into
matcha lattes lately. Hong Kong Grocery on Whitney Avenue is a good resource
for Chinese pantry products and teas. Also, Oriental Pantry on Orange Street is
a small but popular grocery with a good supply of teas.
sun is out today! But I have to work indoors. Boo.
birthday is three days away. My husband is giving me a green Japanese maple for
our Zen garden. I love a tree as a gift: it lives and gives as long as I live
and beyond. My mom is delivering an indoor, Zen-style water fountain that I
found on Etsy. The photo of it (from the Etsy site) is above.
I don’t realize how lucky I am. Live in peace.