Thursday, 3 March 2011

Tabouli Salad for EVERYONE!


At the end of our labyrinth's first summer, a vegetarian friend came over, harvested all the parsley and took it away. For tabouli salad. Endless, endless tabouli salad. Anyway, she told us that parsley has a two-year life cycle and that it would come up again the next summer without reseeding. Great!

And the parsley DID come up again in Year Two. But this time it was not lush and full. Our labyrinth walls were patchy. They had embarrassing bare spots. We tried to fill them in with more parsley seed but it didn't grow well.

We became disillusioned with parsley.

But then My Rare One had a brilliant idea. Screw parsley! Round white river rocks are the way to go! So we went rock hunting. We fetched and carried. Carried and fetched. Ripped out parsley. Put in rocks.


Wow! Turned out pretty nice, we think. And once it was done, low maintenance too. Sweet!

Tomorrow -- a guided labyrinth walk!

[Labyrinth photo by Debra She Who Seeks]

24 comments:

jadedj said...

Stone bread goes real well with rock salad.

Snap said...

that's a lot of fetching and carrying ... but WOWOW ... the result!!!!!!!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Lovely---I know the disappointment of parsley; year two.
Rocks last longer! ;-)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Jeanne said...

Low maintenance - YEA!! It's a good thing you didn't let the parsley go to seed because you might've had parsley coming up in the walkways. Parsley seems to run rampant for me.

This Labyrinth served two purposes - to give you a good workout with some weight training and then you could meditate as you walk off the sore muscles. {{giggles}}
Very nice! :0)

Mother's Moon's Message said...

I love taboli... always makes me think of warmer times....

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I wondered if you used that parsley! :-)

faerwillow said...

~oh i l♥ve fetching and carrying...my husband said once if we were millionaires the first thing i would do is head to the mountains with a huge trailer to bring home ROCKS!!!

brilliant this little rare one of yours truly is...now we see why shes a keeper!!! this little plan turned out quite serene...your yard is gorgeous...parsley...i agree...tis always at the market!!!
thank you for this little peak into your world...be well and much love light and blessing shining brightly upon you and yours~

Crystalrainbow said...

wow wow wow all that fetching and carrying but well worth all the effort it looks amazing.... lookinh forward to the tour x x

mxtodis123 said...

That salad looks scrumptious, and I do love your labyrinth. I see your backyard is fairly private. I couldn't imagine doing that in mine. Maybe one day I will have some privacy. Can always hope.
Mary

Wendy said...

I love Tabouli with lots of fresh mint leaves. I'm having so much fun sauntering in the garden with you. It reminds me of the book "The Secret Garden" I loved as a child.

turquoisemoon said...

That salad looks too yummy...I'm so ready for a summer salad! You guys did an amazing job on the labyrinth.

BugginWord said...

Look at the stones on you! Wait, what?

Dark Mother said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm, I want to roll around naked in that salad! I know, I have issues.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how cool! too bad yo can't eat it though! but there is always stone soup!

miss*R said...

According to plant folklore, parsley must go to the devil and back seven times before it will come up....

ha! I love tabbouli. loVe it!
oh and a guided labyrinth walk.. I hope it is posted before I leave tomorrow!!

Suzie said...

Wow! It is very dramatic against the color of your soil, and the pattern stands out even more than the parsley. I love it!

Are you going to make or buy some "significant-to-the-both-of-you" stepping stones to put in different corners or rooms of the labyrinth?

Ricky Shambles said...

It's beautiful!

And tabouli, oh tabouli. It could be a meal every day of the week. So delicious.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Suzie -- We never thought of that! Will have to consider our options. Hmmmm.

Holly Ruggiero said...

I guess that would be low maintenance.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

dang! and I just thought of something funny to say about the parsley...
Yea, though I walk thru the valley of parsley I shall fear no evil.'

Intuitive Goddess said...

What a beautiful space..
Will we be seeing more pictures of your garden?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Intuitive Goddess -- There will be more pix of the rock labyrinth tomorrow, but no pix of the garden "as garden." I don't know that I ever took any photos of all the veggies that used to grow there!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

This is one time where lots of hard work really off; with spectacular results. Congratulations

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Mmmmm...tabouli salad!