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Nerdin Gardens: Bay Leaf in Yourself

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Nerdin Gardens: Bay Leaf in Yourself

 

In a few days, I will, once again, make homemade Split Pea & Ham soup. Perfect for those days when we both work late or just feel less than enthusiastic about getting in the kitchen and cooking or grilling in hotter temperatures.

 

I freeze most for later use. This most delicious recipe is made with yellow squash from the raised beds and fresh bay leaves & basil pulled from herb planters in Nerdin Gardens and includes the sound, see, smell, taste, and touch sensations.

 

The melodious singsong of chirping birds, the consistent buzzing of honey bees diligently collecting pollen from blooming flowers to nature's bright colors, to the distinct scent of herbs and vibrant tomatoes ripening on the vine.

 

Popping a sweet & tangy, orange orb in my mouth while purusing the aisles in search of squash for the soup is quite a delight! Grabbing and twisting the squash from the plant leaves the rest intact and fully producing.

 

Knowing the exact timing to pull ripe fruits and vegetables only enhances the senses. In the gardening life and in business, one thing is certain, a bay leaf in one's abilities is necessary to become and romaine successful! Lettuce pray...

 

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Also, remember to enter the Fork It Over: June ActiveRain Recipe Challenge if you have a recipe to share with all of us!

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Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Oh man, this soup has gone from being a "dark horse" for my attention to right at the top.  Had some a few weeks ago at a diner with lunch, so good!  PS--I love the title. 

Jun 17, 2024 09:08 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Wanda - the magic of food goes far beyond the mystery of seven herbs and spices.  At its best, it seems to be a natural sleight of hand in the best sort of ways.   You are fortunate to have the enchantment of Nerdin Gardens at your fingertips.  That kind of hands-on experience is obviously quite special in your house.  

Jun 17, 2024 10:33 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I think it is a great idea to make a big batch of soup, and freeze it for later enjoyment.

Jun 17, 2024 01:15 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A mini farm of the type of garden you operate keeps you from being bored.

Jun 17, 2024 05:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Wanda- you have a masterful way of weaving words together to form a meal that would satisfy anyone. 

Jun 17, 2024 05:44 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

This soup is awe-amazing, Michael Elliott. Trust me…LOL!

Jun 17, 2024 07:17 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

With this soup, it could bring World Peace, Michael Jacobs! 😋

Jun 17, 2024 07:20 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

We do that often, George Souto. It’s just the two of us and makes sense

Jun 17, 2024 07:25 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

Fresh is always best, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754!

Jun 17, 2024 07:28 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

Thank you, Kathy Streib!  Good food is something that is to be enjoyed every single time! This recipe hits the spot.

Jun 17, 2024 07:35 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We have such a short growing season here - we couldn't plant our stuff outside until June, so nothing is edible yet except the radishes. Oh, the temperature in the greenhouse is amazing. A few days ago we stuck a thermometer in there and outside was 55º and inside was 86.2º! Yesterday there was hardly any sun and it was cold out - 50º but got up to 72 inside the greenhouse. Everything in there looks so green!

Jun 18, 2024 05:08 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't know if I have ever had split pea soup, but I would certainly want to have a taste of one that was made from the goodness of Nerdin Gardens.

Jun 18, 2024 06:26 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

Looking forward to reading your green house success stories, Kat Palmiotti. In time, we will build one as well (for obvious reasons)!

Jun 18, 2024 07:19 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

It is quite tasty, Brian England. I had no idea that yellow squash could be used to create it. The fresh basil makes it turn a beautiful green color!

Jun 18, 2024 07:20 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  my mother introduced me to Bay Leaf and my father instilled it into me:) now with that said, Lentil Soup is a Hungarian New Years tradition, the first meal is a cup of soup, for bringing prosperity and I have been making it for longer than I care to remember:) I do not use ham anymore since Diane does not eat "Babe" you know since the movie came out:)Endre

Jun 18, 2024 05:11 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

Traditions are meant to be kept and passed down as you have done. I make black eye pea soup with chorizo for New Year's and freeze a bunch of that as well, Endre Barath, Jr..

We had pot bellied pigs and understand the respect for the pigs and cut down on pork consumption!

Jun 18, 2024 05:33 PM