My Iris are starting to bloom. We've had rain and that always makes the large flowers want to bend on their stalks so I've been trying to tie them up. Sometimes it helps and other times it doesn't. I love the almost startling whiteness of this one.
Then there's a clump of light purple ones just beginning to open.
This is one of my favourites....very dark purple. The buds look navy before they open.
In the front garden I have a clump of light blue, extremely scented ones. Every year I tie them up and every year they fall over anyway so I cut them and I take them indoors. They fill the room with their delightful scent.
It's such a chilly day today that I've been spending time wrapped in a blanket and looking at the pretty pictures in this book that I picked up at the thrift store months ago..
Along with the pictures and recipes there are little facts. One of them says this:
"A general rule of thumb for cooking vegetables covered or uncovered is that vegetables grown underground should be cooked covered and vegetables that grow above ground should be cooked uncovered. Cook vegetables with a minimum of water."
What do you think? I've always cooked my peas, broccoli, etc covered just like I cook carrots and potatoes. Never heard of this little tip before. I do agree with the cooking with a minimum of water though. So, how do you cook your vegetables?
Thanks so much for coming by. I hope you're having a lovely day.