Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Small Avocado Tree

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Here is my first avocado tree showing its very first leaves.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Update on the Avocado Seeds

Update, update, update!

Now almost all of my seeds are sprouting!!! WONDERFUL!

This is a seed that already started to sprout in the avocado so by the time the avocado was eaten, the small roots got dried out. I am experimenting and hoping it will come alive again. Fingers crossed!

A small root noticed this morning.

How it starts on the top where the green plant comes to the sunlight.

Some more small `rooties`. All of them this morning!

And here is the giant root of the first seed.

The seed opens and you can see the small plant in the middle.

 Roots, roots, roots.

The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters

Here is the book that I am in love with these days. I follow a blog where I found out about this cooking book. I tried to buy it on ebay (my first attempt at bidding) but I was unsuccessful, so we decided to check it out and find it in the local library. I had to wait a week for the order but finally I got it yesterday.

The book is amazing and I will buy it for sure.

It is about simple cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients that you can buy at farmers markets or you can grow in your garden if you have the ability. This is the book that I have already followed (unconsciously) in Hungary and i will follow in the future as well.
I plan to dig myself into it by reading and experimenting the recipes so you will see some of my cooking and baking based on Alice Water`s recipes in the near future.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Home Depot

I have plans of having a small garden when we move so we visited Home Depot this week. See the nice plants they have: