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From the Publisher's Desk: From soup to nuts – celebrate the harvest

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Do you believe the weather we had Saturday? It was a faux spring day but appeared so genuine that I had to put on my gardening gloves. I was thrilled to find young lettuce leaves thriving, seeded, no doubt, by last fall’s bolting plants. In the corner of one raised bed I found green sprouts about four inches above the ground. When I got close I could smell the garlic. Next to my three “adult” artichoke plants, I saw a “baby” poking through the compost.

I was so inspired by the rejuvenation in my garden, I got out some seeds I bought at the end of last season and planted three kinds of lettuce. Rick and I celebrated the summery day by thawing strawberries and blueberries we squirreled away last summer and tossing them with yogurt for a sweet lunch treat.

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