An Ode to Basil

  “Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” -Russel Baker   That’s right, I guess I’m just a sucker for the pain!  I just can’t get enough dirt under my fingernails, bug bites, back sweat, and you name it… Why?  Because it’s worth it.   I have fell in…

    “Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit. To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.” – Anthony Bourdain   Last Friday morning, the world lost…

    There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. — Janet Kilburn Phillips   Over the last 3-4 months I have begun to accept and appreciate the certainty that “mistakes” will happen in a garden, and that in reality, they are truly experiments, trials, and lessons learned.  Every decision I make related to my garden…