Finally back from my foray to the Southeast I'm greeted by an exuberant and colorful tangle -- a lanky container collection of fragrant sweet peas I planted back in February looking forward to this day. Modern cultivars of this ruffle leafed climber were all the rage of the late Victorian era enlivening nosegays with creamy pastel shades and sweet, heady fragrance to put any perfume counter to shame. For my first planting, instead of familiar pinks and whites I opted for the rich purple and vibrant bi-color fuchsia flowers in these little known varieties. The color may be unusual but the wafting scent clearly defines these beauties as classic old fashioned sweet peas.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.