I harvested the first zucchini today. We’ll use it this week in the piccolo grilled vegetable sandwich. The tomatoes are small, hopefully some will be ready in the next few weeks. Here is another photograph of the flowering artichoke.
Feels like summer’s here, but we have a few weeks till it’s official. The addition of the raised bed with the basil, chard and tomatoes have brought a sense of summer that we were missing last year. Our goal has always been to create a warm and inviting atmosphere at Fiore Market Cafe. For me that includes an abundance of fruits vegetables and flowers growing in as many places as possible.
I’m still inspired by the farm/garden from the movie The Kids are Alright. There was something about that farm that made me feel real good. I don’t think we are there yet at Fiore Market Cafe, but we’re going to keep trying.
I miss taking photographs. When I had more time I took photographs on a daily basis. Yesterday at the end of the night right after I watered the garden I took a few photographs. I hope you enjoy them.
June 25th bread class is full. We will schedule one in July.
We have new bread class scheduled for Tuesday June 25th. Click on the classes link for more information. If you are interested stop by the cafe to sign up and pay for the class. There are 12 spots available.
We had a great bread class this past Tuesday evening with Bob, Bruce, Colette, Claudia, Patty, Tony, Dominique, Lisa, Nonnie, Jayne, Nicolas and Marvin. Thank you guys for participating.
The garden is starting to flourish. I planted two more tomato plants this past week. The basil is is tall and thick. We’ll start to make pesto from it soon. The squash plants have not flowered yet, but I suspect we’ll get some blossoms soon. I will get some new photographs posted this week.
It’s the 6th of May. The year is starting to pass and by looking at the garden I can see summer coming on strong. The tomatoes we planted on April 7th have doubled and some have tripled in size in just one month. Three artichokes rise above everything else, but the new weathervan secured to a sturdy 4by4. Weathervanes are normally perched on the highest peak of a roof, but I felt like we needed one at Fiore. There is something about the rooster spinning when the wind blows. Reminds me of home.
Today was our slowest day in awhile. The rains kept everyone away. I took a few minutes to take photographs. Two new books arrived via UPS, Milk and Honey by Justin Van Hoy and The Art of Sage Vaughn. I hope you have a chance to look at these two great art books. Sage did the cover art for Justin’s book.
Here are a few photographs from today. With the rain we always move around the outdoor furniture. We found a new spot for one of the community table. Jolyn told Anne that it reminds her of France. We like anything Italian or French so I thnk we’ll keep the table there.
Bread class is full for next week.
Got lots of bread for tomorrow. We hope to see you soon.
Here are a few recent photographs. The garden is starting to grow. The tomato plants have sprouted some flowers and have gained a few inches since we planted on April 7th. We’ll have tomatoes soon. The zucchini and yellow squash seedlings rose from the dirt within 7 days. Looking forward to zucchini blossoms by May.