I could literally spend all day on my patio. There is a veritable community of interesting characters inhabiting various pots and containers in this greenspace [cue the “green thumb”]. Since I am the queen of personification, I will introduce you to my “vegetative” motley crue:
Fennel – this fine-haired gentleman is a very tasty specimen with an agreeable licorice flavour. His subtle charm and humourous character make him a noticeable guest at barbecues and other social events. Notice how his fine locks wave in the breeze as he enchants the attending guests …
Basil – with her soft and gentle aroma, she is a courtesan of fine Italian food and la “Dolce Vita”. Every once in a while, I can detect her alluring fragrance in the summer breeze. Her presence at every function is notably classic, elegant and quite understated. She is the queen of stylish cuisine.
Chive – his spikey hair-style and non-chalant manner make him the perfect seasoning for a piquante side dish. This “dude” has attitude, so approach him cautiously [and avoid kissing him if you insist on sweet breath…].
Tomato – what can I say? Your lycopine rich flesh makes my heart sing. I love watching your slender tendrils grasp the bamboo supports as you climb your way upwards towards the sky [my apologies if I made you sound like an exotic dancer with that description, but you are so delectably juicy!].
[faint sound of wind-chimes]. Ah, yes. The “gang” is back for another festive season of summer gourmet. I cannot wait to explore the various flavours that each of you will impart to my summer gourmet [maybe Gordon Ramsay can help me with this].
Seriously though. After a long, cold winter, there is nothing more magical than a garden space. Enjoy the transience!