Not so sure about those pumpkins, but my mint!

Since my last post I’ve been to a very sad, unexpected funeral of a friend that was way too young. The burial was in the hardest rain storm I’ve ever been in, complete with the sadness of a bagpipe playing live. The same week ended with another friends’ wedding in Key Largo! And I wonder why I was worn out.

And the pumpkins seem to be blooming beautifully, then disappearing. I know sounds crazy, and I’ve looked and looked, but don’t seem to see anything. I’m new at this pumpkin farming and maybe it’s too late, even in Sunny South Florida. My grandmother used to refer to “frost on the pumpkin” and although there’s certainly no frost, it’s not summer anymore. The good news is my mint is still thriving. I’ve never successfully grown mint, so this is exciting! And, okay, it’s Miami, and I do love mojitos. In fact, I think of them as a diet food. I know, sounds crazy, but I use White Rock club soda and it has zero calories and zero sugar and zero fat and no bad taste like some of it does. A half a lime, a handful of mint pulled from the plant and rinsed, an appropriate amount of white rum, the club soda, and a teaspoon or two of sugar or simple syrup. yum. so the calories come from the sugar and white rum. So it’s approx 116 calories. yum. Want to make it even healthier? Mull some blackberries with it. double yum.

Business is quietly coming to life. It will happen slowly and take work, but I feel it coming.

Did I mention my salsa or pesto gardens? Next time. I have to get back to work!

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~ by Wendy Mahr Jewelry on 11/08/2010.

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