Not garden related, but who cares...? This is what I get to eat for lunch, and the exciting part is that I made it myself (I also grew the lilacs behind it in the picture). It's Mark Bittman's No-Knead bread. I know that I'm a little late to sing the praises of this one (the recipe was published like 2 years ago, and I do seem to recall that there was quite a cacophony of praise on the intarweb), but it took me a while to get around to making it, and it turns out that it was worth the wait. It's just like rustic bakery bread; it has the thick and crispy crust, the chewy crumb and the yeasty fermented flavor of a well heeled loaf. As far as I can tell the only difference is that instead of the familiar alcoholic bready aroma, this loaf smelled like play dough when I sliced into it. Brought me right back to pre-school. It's stupidly easy to make and delicious... I highly recommend it!
2 days ago