Cooking With Italian Herbs - Thyme This is from a blog by Jovina Coughlin
7.30.13 Garden Bouquets
These are aduki (sometimes spelled azuki) beans. They are soaking in spring water with kombu.
COFFEE CAKE WITH BENEFITS
An unpicked artichoke develops into this awesome flower!
CELERY ROOT CLOSE UP
(Clockwise from the left) ginger slices, peppercorns, cinnamon stick, anise seeds, cloves and cardamom pods.
Use the fluffy end of the fennel as a garnish. (That is, if you can. The fluffy tips of the fennel look lovely when dry and seem like the perfect garnish. But as soon as they get wet they rapidly collapse and resemble a wet Shih Tzu. So throw on that garnish and serve it fast!)
Cold soba salad served with a couple slices of barbecued tofu.