Daily Life Inspiration New York

My little garden and squash seeds

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I spent my lunch break gathering supplies for my little indoor garden. I loved seeing all the potted plants and flowers in bloom!

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Preparing soil…

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I planted sweet basil, arugula, and parsley in tiny prepared pots, and set them on my windowsill. I can’t wait to see them sprout!

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Just in time for spring gardening season, Barbara sent me some squash seeds. I love how everything in her letter is color-coordinated!

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She included some small yellow plant markers! I’ll be planting her squash seeds in my family’s Virginia home.

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Other than starting a garden, I’ve been baking up a storm! I love having the Milk Bar recipe book handy. This is the highly addictive”crack pie” or chess pie. It tastes like a buttery pecan pie without the pecans!

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Banana cream pie with dark chocolate cookie crust.

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Just from last evening (which has already been gobbled up by good friends): fluffy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting!

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P.S. Marlous wrote a sweet post about a letter I wrote her recently. Isn’t her cat adorable?

*Last photo was taken by Marlous

25 Comments

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    ねこちゃん
    April 7, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I love plants and gardening! It’s so nice to use fresh herbs for cooking!! hehe 😀 I made myself a pot with parsley, basil, thyme, marjoram, and oregano. The first picture is beautiful!! And the cat is amazing indeed!

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      Sewon
      April 7, 2012 at 8:00 am

      Agreed! I used to have a basil plant, and it was always so handy to have around. 🙂

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    Marlous
    April 7, 2012 at 3:44 am

    I love little gardens too! That banana pie looks delicious and hey, that cat looks familiar 😉

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      Sewon
      April 7, 2012 at 8:01 am

      The banana pie was really good, but I thought the chocolate crust was a little too much. I love your cat! 😉

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    marlou
    April 7, 2012 at 4:05 am

    yay for indoor gardening!
    my watermelon seeds just started sprouting … i can’t believe i might be holding my “own” (!) watermelon in a couple of months, but the thought is amazing. it’s so much fun! i hope your garden is going to a success as well ; at least the pots are very cute 🙂 did you make them yourself?

    and both the pies & cake look delicious!

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      Sewon
      April 7, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Ohh home-grown watermelons! 🙂 The tiny pots are just from the store, but I am working on throwing slightly bigger pots for when my seeds start sprouting!

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    Christian
    April 7, 2012 at 6:50 am

    you have a cute kitty 😀

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      Sewon
      April 7, 2012 at 8:03 am

      The kitty belongs to Marlous, but I agree it’s adorable!

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    Kat
    April 7, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Your photos are beautiful and that carrot cake is making me hungry!! 😀 The tiny pots are a great idea! I really wanted a window box but im too scared it will fall on someone! 🙂

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      Sewon
      April 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      My little planter pots are totally indoors, thankfully! 🙂

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    Vicky
    April 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Whatever it is you do, be it cooking, planting or crafts… it’s always meticulous and adorable. Hope you’re doing good in Brooklyn ! I really wish I could come down, maybe next spring/summer. How long are you going to be in NY?

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      Sewon
      April 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks, Vicky! I’ll be in NY for quite a while~ You’ve definitely welcome to stay with me when you come visit!

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    Claudia
    April 8, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Good luck with your seeds!

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      Sewon
      April 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you, Claudia. I hope they sprout soon~

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    winnie
    April 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Good luck with growing your seeds! I started growing a thyme plant and it took forever to grow. Though it smells just wonderful now and so good with some roast potatoes. Love the look of that carrot cake. SO YUM!

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      Sewon
      April 8, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Ohh thyme! I love have fresh herbs around. Although…..I had a chive plant once and it was cute but useless~

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        winnie
        April 11, 2012 at 10:11 am

        Yes, I wouldn’t know what to do with Chives either other than make prawn and chive dumplings! Also…the job is with an American company but on a day to day basis everyone speaks cantonese!

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    Veronica Fish
    April 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Lovely!

    Bananas make me think of my mom – her favorite fruit, and therefore favorite dessert flavor 🙂

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      Sewon
      April 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      Well, I highly recommend the banana pie! Nom. 🙂

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    Cookie Cutter
    April 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Can’t wait to see how your little plants turn out. You so rock– cook, craft and have green fingers too!

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    Pink Ronnnie
    April 9, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Look forward to seeing the seeds grow! Barbara is very cool.
    Ronnie xo

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    Katie
    April 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I’ve actually wanted to start a little indoor herb garden myself for a while now. I was thinking about growing some herbs in old tea tins to add a little added touch. Good luck with yours! It will be nice to see your results later; perhaps I will blog about mine too at some point, if I finally find the time to start one 🙂

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    sight
    April 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Good luck with your garden! It’s always great to have fresh herbs on a kitchen windowsill, it will make your kitchen smell wonderful.

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    jannese
    April 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Can’t wait to see your garden!

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    Crystal
    April 10, 2012 at 1:59 am

    It looks like you’ll be growing some great things this season! All of your baked goods look delicious! I really should spend more time baking… I’m shooting for something every weekend.

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