Life is out of control these days. The restaurant is busy, town is busy, the farmers' market is busy. Sally is busy. I have all my regular writing and radio work to do, and I am just finishing up my two pieces for this series on our local fisheries. In the meantime, the garden marches on. The black raspberries are rolling in, and the peas, and the shallots and garlic are ready. We are trying to keep up!
I want to braid my garlic and onions this year. The other day when I pulled them I realized I had no idea how to get started, so I looked around and I found this video on "plaiting onions" and another on how to braid hard neck garlic. First everything has to cure, though, so right now the shallots and garlic bundles are hanging under the eaves of the shed. They should be ready for braiding in a few weeks. I'll keep you posted! Until then, enjoy the week, and the break from the heat.