We had our former landlords over for lunch yesterday, Gabe made some Asian-inspired grilled chicken and pork wraps that were fantastic as always. I made a quick cranberry-orange scone with a vanilla orange glaze- there are none left, but I do have half a bag of cranberries so I could make one more batch for the week.
I’ve also been making an effort to do more meal planning, 1.) so my grocery shopping isn’t so disjointed, and 2.) it makes dinnertime with Piper so much simpler if we don’t have to play the “What should we eat” game. Gabe bought a copy of America’s Test Kitchen’s Slow Cooker Revolution, and I’ve been using it a lot. There is a great variety of recipes, and most of them are pretty easy to put together in the morning before I leave for work.
Piper… she turned 8 months old 2 weeks ago and it seems like she changes almost daily lately. She feeds herself really well, and when she’s playing its evident that her hand eye coordination is really good. She’s such a busy girl! Her current favorite pastimes are stalking the cats, playing with Gabe’s bongos, and dancing any time she hears music.
We are also in the throes of garden planning, we know where its going and what’s going in it (seeds not ordered yet though) but didn’t do any work on it last fall, so we have a lot of work ahead of us this spring. I’m excited though, because there is an already established strawberry patch!
Made my list of seeds to order, and added some annual flowers for some color! I put giant sunflowers on the list, and I’m excited to see how they turn out.
The Holidays were a blur this year, as always.
As an aside, can I just say that the term “The Holidays” annoys me? Christmas. Christmas was a blur.
Then, when it was over, I took January 1st and 2nd off so that Gabe and I could have some time at home to decompress. It was a lovely 4 days, just the 3 of us. And the kitties of course.
A photographic review.
I just took this dessert out of the oven, had a small sample- and it is delicious. I also bought Moose Tracks ice cream to eat it with. What makes it even better is that the blueberries came from right around the corner, a U-pick place nearby. I wish the peaches were local as well, but they came from the grocery store; VT is still a week or so away from peach season.
I am enamored with this lily, I waited for what felt like WEEKS for it to open, and it did yesterday!
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I can’t believe how quickly time passes.
We’ve been pretty busy around here, I’m excited because we are finally at a point where we are eating fresh veggies out of our garden! Most of the perennials around the house are blooming too. I got back from NY to see that I missed the peony entirely though. That was disappointing.
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Tagged family, flowers, food, gardening, jam, photography, vegetables
This image is floating around on Pinterest, telling people to buy peppers with 3 bumps and not 4 because they won’t have seeds. Anyone with a basic understanding of botany will know that this is a bunch of BS. Fruit cannot be male or female, “gender” in plants only applies to the flowers, and only female flowers produce fruit. Sometimes you get a pepper with lots of seeds, sometimes you only get a few. These bumps have nothing to do with seed amount, sweetness, or tenderness. Stop the madness.