You may remember Nicole, she was our amazing PDX tour guide!! She recently returned to the East Coast on a PR tour for Rejuvenation. I was relieved not to rendez-vous in NYC, as her visit coincided with a blazing hot weekend in August. Instead, we met up with Nicole at the Milford Community Gardens where her uncle was tending to a plot of vegetables. I’m not sure what D plans to do with these habaneros, but I am going to keep my distance! They look beautiful, but dangerous. Above is Uncle Paul as he tends to his brother’s double-sized plot. We were impressed that he and his fiancee Laura drive here at least 3-4 times a week to tend to their vegetables and sunflowers. It was great fun to tour the gardens and see all the different ways you can manage a small plot of earth! Hopefully that inspiration will rub off and we’ll get back to gardening next summer (when the backyard isn’t under construction).I had idea there was a community garden in our hometown of Milford, but my husband and my mother-in-law knew exactly where it was located… inside Eisenhower Park.A beautiful white eggplant!Laura hooks us up with some fresh-cut sunflowers…that definitely perk up our kitchen.Unsure of what to do with these 2 eggplants, we roasted them based on a recipe from Frankies Sputino cookbook!