Boon Companions: Blueberry and Thyme Scones

  Continuing to experiment in the kitchen with plants that make good companions in the garden, I whipped up a batch of Blueberry and Thyme Scones on Sunday afternoon. My blueberry bushes are so new that I haven’t had the pleasure of tasting any berries from them yet, but the thyme I used came from…

Boon Companions: Blueberries and Thyme

I recently added to my companion plants for my orchard by tucking some German Winter Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) into a corner beside my two blueberry bushes. Thyme makes a good companion to blueberries because they both like acidic soil and the thyme will attract bees and help to get those berry bushes pollinated. I also…

Boon Companions: Fennel and Apple Crostata

Writing in a recent post about the beneficial relationship that fennel has with apples in the garden made me think about how they might make great companions in the kitchen, too. I don’t think I’ve experienced the combination much before, if ever. Recipes for the two together seem to be fairly thin on the ground…

Boon Companions: Fennel and Apples

Companion planting is not something that I’ve practiced much in the past, but now that I have a more permanent situation for gardening, I’m going to make an effort to plant things together that will benefit one another, and to keep things away from each other that will cause trouble. Since I haven’t been able…