Boy, does this time of year ever just tear me in two. The blogs I seem to follow are written by overbearing optimists who savour every bit of every season and love every minute of life. At least that's what it seems like to me. Here at Silver Sisters it's ok to not anticipate the coldness of winter with bated breath. Who are we kidding - it's not "crisp" and "fresh" it's darn cold and dark and I'm just not looking forward to it, no matter how much you use pretty words to describe it. (But I'll still read those blogs, who am I kidding.)
All right, back on track, this season is heart wrenching because it's getting colder and darker and it's only going to get worse. But on the flip side, the summer's going through it's great crescendo of growth. I'm taking fruits and vegetables, my friends. All that work you've put into your garden this summer is finally paying off, and the farmers' markets are FULL. This weekend was the final climax of that - the last farmers' market of the year. In celebration (and sadness) I took out a whole bunch of cash, knowing full well that I always spend every dime I come with.
Here's the haul:
p.s. Anyone want some mint? As usual, I've got more than enough to feed to mum in tea this winter.
p.p.s I'm also looking for recipies for things to do with mint... any ideas?
p.p.p.s. I'd give you a mint plant, too, if anyone's interested.... for free and you don't even have to tweet about it.