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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cactus Garden -- 2.0

My mid-winter blahs were staved off in January by creating a darling trio of cactus plantings:

But now, a few months later, I felt the inevitable desire for variety, plus a developing obsession with all kinds of succulent plants.  Thus, I took the plants from the trio of containers and combined them into this miniture garden with 5 kinds of succulents:

I find it to be too cute for words! 

You can make your own with a small container, rocks in the bottom for drainage, and a few small succulent plants.  Give it a try -- I think you'll like it!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Roasted Kohlrabi


4 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2. Cut the kohlrabi into 1/4 inch thick slices, then cut each of the slices in half. Combine olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss kohlrabi slices in the olive oil mixture to coat. Spread kohlrabi in a single layer on a baking sheet.
3. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally in order to brown evenly. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven to allow the Parmesan cheese to brown, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.