This year's garden is growing strong with several clumps of collard greens, Swiss chard, kale and mustard greens already primed for picking.
The snap peas bolted into profusion about a week ago and have now slowed to about a handful a day. These have been yummy sauteed in stirfrys, cut into thin strips for salads, and simply eaten as a fresh raw snack.
I also have an array of herbs in pots: oregano, thyme, chives, parsley, and sage. In one corner of my shady bed there is a clump of mint growing. I've already made a few batches of mint sun tea to cool off on those sultry pre-summer heat waves we've had.
Yesterday, I was excited to see a little green visitor making a home on my parsley. This is a Black Swallowtail caterpillar. I wonder if I'll be fortunate enough to witness the transformation! Enjoy your dinner, hungry little caterpillar dude.