It’s the end of May, and I’m so happy to announce that Winter has finally decided to leave Minnesota! In all my memory–granted, that’s a little less than 30 years–I have never suffered through such a horrible, never-ending season. It was terrible.
The -60 degree F (-51.1 degrees C, for all you non-American peeps out there) windchills not only made life miserable for me (actually, this winter life was miserable for nearly everyone!) but it also took it’s toll on my beautiful gardens.
Sadly, my beloved lavender plant did not survive. It’s dead stems are still protruding out of the ground and I keep hoping maybe–just maybe–they’ll send out some new, green shoots. So far, no luck.
I’ve been meaning to get a few new posts up on this space for quite a while now, but I’ve just been so busy with cleaning the yard/gardens, mulching, and planting. I keep telling Piyush that he gets the better end of the deal. He pays for the supplies and I do all the labor while he’s out golfing. Haha…after all, a happy marriage is all about compromise!
Last week our local market had mangoes on sale. The mangoes we get here in Minnesota are mostly tasteless and I don’t really enjoy to eat them plain as a snack. However, they do star wonderfully in a delicious, homemade chutney!
Typically (or at least what Piyush tells me), in India mango chutney is made with green, unripe mangoes. But because ours have little flavor I always choose to let them ripen until they’re at their sweetest.