THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Mar02

Putting In The Seed – Robert Frost

You come to fetch me from my work to-night When supper’s on the table, and we’ll see If I can leave off burying the white Soft petals fallen from the apple tree (Soft petals, yes, but not so barren quite, Mingled with these, smooth bean and wrinkled pea;) And go along with you ere you lose sight Of what you came for and become like me, Slave to a springtime passion for the earth. How Love burns through the Putting in the Seed On through the watching for that early birth When, just as the soil tarnishes with weed, The …

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Feb20

The Vegetable Orchestra!

We want to share with you this incredible edible orchestra!   Just take a look at 1 minute 38 seconds in, at the cucumber and red pepper trumpet! Based in Vienna, they use both fresh and dried fruit and vegetables to create their instruments, peeling and honing each one ‘fresh’ for every concert. At the end of the concert, vegetables are made into soup that is then shared with the audience. Who would have thought a carrot marimba, a radish flute or a leek violin could sound so good? Though we really aren’t sure what they do with the cabbage…. … actually, we might go …

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Oct11

Bring On Spring

Mystic Van Eik

Bring on spring, we hear you cry! As the light of the day lessens and we head, inexorably, unto the darkness of autumn and winter…. What a dramatic cry! Garden Work in the Autumn But we do worry, at this time of year, because the days get so much shorter and working outside becomes a race against the clock. Often the work is harder at this time of year, because we are digging up and dividing perennials for replanting in a better position, digging up and tracing the roots of brambles or bindweed, digging up and harvesting the subterranean vegetables …

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