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Next summer’s garden

It’s that time of summer again: the end of it.

All that wonderful summer produce we have been busy with is soon going to be a faint memory.

Carol Coen of the IJN front desk is a talented and avid gardener. She seems to be growing everything! Every few days she generously shared an avalanche of fresh produce from her yard. I felt like her garden was my private little farm.

One day, I hope to have my own garden — and, yes, farm! The place for fruit-picking adventures, the place where ducklings are hatched and little goats are born, where the roosters and chickens run free, I am ready.

A lot of good meals were prepared and shared with Carol’s fresh garden vegetables and fruits. There was roasted poblano and corn soup with carrots and cumin. A blueberry crumble, a peach cobbler and pie, zucchini tarts and watermelon drinks spritzed with some lime and fragrant torn fresh mint. Strawberry galettes made it into the summer dessert scape, too.

The rest of this article is available in the IJN’s print edition only. Contact Carol to order your copy at (303) 861-2234 or email

Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

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