Memorial Weekend Cookout

26 May

Time to celebrate the good old US of A with a classic weekend cookout.


Things you can see (clockwise from top):

  • Charred corn husks
  • Watermelon rind
  • Rose petals

Things you can’t see:

  • More corn husks
  • Tomato tops
  • More rose petals & leaves
  • Chive tops & spent flowers

What I made with all of this:

  • Roasted Corn
  • Gouda Stuffed Grass-fed Burgers with Tomato
  • Chive & Buttered Fingerling Potatoes
  • Watermelon

You might have noticed that nearly every compost bucket has old rose petals.  Well, they come from the plentiful new bouquets that we pick fresh each day, just like these:


They are my daily happiness!  The top giant pink flower is a “Sarah Bernhardt” peony, next to a deep purple german iris, the two nodding pink roses are “Abraham Darby”, a David Austin English rose, and the last pink side view rose is “Gertrude Jekyll”, another David Austin English rose.  Separately, these flowers have exquisite fragrance.  Together, it’s a heady perfume that scents the entire room.  Can you smell them?  Guess what the secret is to these beautiful blooms?  You guessed it: COMPOST.

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Posted by on May 26, 2013 in The Daily Bucket


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