It’s been all crickets here for the past few weeks and I don’t see that changing much until I get some breathing room in my days. Summer is what I have my sights set on. Until then please feel free to gander at my musings, links, kitchen adventures, and ramblings on Twitter and Instagram. I’ll be back… promise!
After almost a full year in the house, it is time to do some rearranging in the kitchen. We’ve figured out where our paths bump in the mornings and I have a better sense of what that kitchen demands season to season. The coffee counter, canning supplies, pantry, and cutting boards are getting a shuffle and scrub in preparation for the busy summer season that is only a few weeks out.
I’ve been warming up to the #tomatolandia sprint that is coming up at month’s end with small batches of fruit preserves. Made a beautiful batch of loquat jam today and am moving on to dewberries next. Have you started putting up spring produce?
Just a quick hello. I haven’t put a meal plan up in a couple of weeks because I am mostly working from my repertoire of old classics. You can find an archive of my spring meal plans here. I’ll get something fresh and exciting up as soon as I get my bearings.
Still have lots of leafy green things! First week of May looks like… kale, mixed greens, romaine, spinach, carrots, broccoli, beets, spring onions (red), radishes, cilantro, kohlrabi, leeks.
Picked what I hope is my first of many batches today. Neighbor said that in his 40 years in the neighborhood, no one has ever asked about picking. What?!? As far as he knows, the squirrels and birds have been feasting at springtime for years. It is a HUGE tree and I have been granted full access. :) Last year was a total wash for our loquat love (moving, crazy work schedule, drought, etc.), so […]
Roasting tomatoes. Caramelizing onions. Baking her favorite mac-n-cheese.
Things have been a little quiet on the blog because we have been very busy getting the 11yo ready for her first trip sans parentals. There has been lots of practice and more lists than you could probably imagine, but all that work has paid off. She is stoked! Her adults are at varying levels of nervousness about the entire ordeal, but we are inching along to an okay place about it all. I am, of course, coping […]
dandelion greens, spinach, kale, fennel, parsley, radishes, beets, carrots, mixed greens, spring onions, leeks, artichokes, parsnips, broccoli
That is the number of times that we ate out last week. A lot of those were quick solo lunches (a taco, a sandwich) and the one “family” meal that we had out was to mark a special occasion, but still… eight is a whole lot more outside meals than our stomachs are accustomed to. This week HAS to be better. Picking up on whatever went uncooked last week and am going with super-duper simple […]