The snap peas I made for dinner to accompany this salmon with bacon, shallot, and mint weren't grown in my garden, but hopefully soon I will be sharing my own personal backyard bounty. After months of wishing and scheming, today my mom and I finally started out own little garden. Tomatoes, greens, beans, radishes, and squash will hopefully be on the menu around here in the coming months. There's something that I have always loved about using ingredients that you yourself have watched spout up from the earth. I don't have much experience with gardening, so here's hoping that some luck and some mother's wisdom will make this latest venture a success (drought-permitting...).