Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Munchies: I Got the Garden Blues

For the past several summers, my husband, Dan, and I have called the shores of Big Bear Lake in northern Michigan home. Although we both love it up here, we especially look forward to having our own garden – something that's not easy to come by in our French Quarter apartment (where we spend much of the rest of the year). I even wrote about our seasonal efforts in July of 2009, when I first started this blog.

Sadly, though, because of a combination of factors – namely, our later-than-usual arrival and our preoccupation with various tasks, such as my struggle to update the Moon New Orleans guide and preparations for our first-ever Traverse City Shorts Festival – we weren't able to start a garden this summer, and believe me, we're both missing the usual sight of our ever-growing tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and other produce. We're especially bummed that there are no mint leaves this year – as each of us does dearly love a refreshing mojito from time to time. But, alas, life intervened, and it just wasn't meant to be.

Of course, there's always next year. In the meantime, though, I'll have to live vicariously through my online pals. So, what's growing in your gardens this year?

4 comments:

Daniel said...

I agree... I miss our garden! No fresh herbs.

Laura Martone said...

I know, honey. Glad we're in agreement about our poor missing garden. Sniff, sniff.

Jarmara Falconer said...

I've been very buzy with my garden since finishing working full-time to write. This year my veggie garden has been all I could have wished for. Runner bean, marrow, butternuts, tomatatoes as well a potatoes... Next year I'm hoping to grow more as well as another novel or two :-)

Laura Martone said...

Oh, Jarmara, congrats on both accounts - quitting your full-time job to write (lucky you!) and having a successful garden. With any luck, I'll be in a similar situation next summer (or at least be on a break from writing travel guides)! Mmm, fresh tomatoes...