Beautiful afternoon light in the Ladder Canyon slot. We climbed up and down half a dozen ladders on this hike, and the baby thoroughly enjoyed it!
by gardenbetty 8 months ago | via Instagram

An intriguing, breathing, living thing. Those of you who ferment will recognize what it is. ☺
by gardenbetty 1 month ago | via Instagram

It took 5 years to really get these grapes going, and finally, this year... we're able to eat them by the bunch! Or should I say, BUNCHES! I've been wanting to make a fancy cheese plate with our homegrown grapes, but they never make it into the house by the...
by gardenbetty 1 month ago | via Instagram

Feels weird to say this as I know some people are just starting to harvest their first tomatoes of the season, but here in zone 10b, my tomato plants are almost done producing. After giving us hundreds of pounds of fruit since March, our plants will likely be ready to...
by gardenbetty 1 month ago | via Instagram

Most people are only familiar with kaffir lime leaves, and not the fruits themselves. Also known as a makrut lime, the fruit is unlike a typical lime: tough, thick-skinned, and bumpy, with a highly aromatic, astringent flavor. It's not good for juicing but fabulous for zesting; I add it to...
by gardenbetty 1 month ago | via Instagram

We've had to pull up a few of our volunteer tomato plants as they were taking over the garden, and with them came some green (unripe) tomatoes that I couldn't bear to compost. Since I still have several jars of pickled green tomatoes left from last summer, I thought I'd...
by gardenbetty 1 month ago | via Instagram