Hello, mes amis.

I’ve been away more than a month, it seems. Bad, bad cold for three weeks, then on vacation for a week and a half. The cold demanded that I lay off the milk, butter and cheese, so…There you go.

And now it’s summer so I’m looking forward to trying out some lighter side french recipes, incorporating stuff from my vegetable garden, which is jamming.

Dug up my heirloom garlics today and some maui onions. The garlic is purple, as you can see. The cloves originally bought from the happiest man on earth. This guy has a farm in Aguanca, sells his veggies and fruit at the Palisades farmers market on Sundays.

organic garlic from the gardenSuper clear-eyed, huge, gleaming smile. Talks about his vegetables with such love and respect. Anyway, that’s why we call him the happiest man on earth. He just might be.

Anyway, end of last summer I stuck a few cloves in the ground and the result you see pictured. Next time I’m raising the beds so the bulbs won’t be so constricted in the soil. This purple garlic is not too strong and is so pretty.