Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Kitchen Garden

(Edna Jaques)
A row of onions raising up their heads,
Green pepper in their special beds;
Long rows of carrots, cucumbers and chard
Make such a lively showing in the yard.

A hill of beans with crisp transparent stalks;
Borders of thyme and sage along the walks;
A row of chives...lettuce in a leafy clump,
A bed of radishes, rosy and plump.

Tomato plants staked up in tidy rows
To protect them from the wind that blows,
Long rows of turnips, neat and trim,
For all the world like ladies, cool and prim.

For he who tils a garden comes to know
That there is magic in a tiny row
Of sproutiing beands and miracles seem
Present everywhere, bright and serene.

Cream Dressing
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon grated onions
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped chives

Mix well and serve with a green salad.  Combine lettuce, green pepper, tomatoes and cucumbers.  Garnish with radish slices and chopped onions to taste.


LBP said...
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Mountain Mama said...

This is a sweet poem. My garden is all up and trying hard to grow despite the cool spring we have had.
The salad dresing sounds delicious.

Jenny said...

Beautiful. And yummy.