We went to a BBQ last weekend at our friends Mary and Shawn’s house in Escondido. It was Mary’s birthday. Taking a break from her hostess duties, Mary gave me a tour of her vegetable garden. She had some really unique plants that I wanted to share:

ImageThis is called perilla and she thinks it’s related to mint. She said she uses it for sushi.





Image ImageHerbs growing in wine barrels–nice!



Spinach  (vine below) = red Malabar spinach – pretty plant but haven’t tried to eat yet. The spinach grows on a vine. That’s cool.





Beans (below) = dragon’s tongue beans – lots of fun, turns yellow once cooked, mild taste