Getting the bed ready for planting! last year's carrots survived the long frigid cold winter tucked in their bed -nice and crisp! Guess what's going to be for dinner?
And what a Beautiful Day!
I started about 4:20 this a.m. to get the Sourdough going. Yeah. Painful.
But, there is something so satisfying in reaching into the spice cupboard and cooking with herbs grown in our own garden. This a.m. it was sprinkling them into the moussaka lentil mixture. I still get a kick out of it.
But it is a good thing it's growing season again. Out of everything we have grew last year except Lemon Balm, Stevia, Basil and Horehound. In fact the Horehound I have an abundance of.... will have to remedy that in the fall. Wait - by then we'll be buried in it. Oh well -
So , I can finally get out of the kitchen. My portion of the menu should be done-let's.see
1. Vegan Moussaka in the oven.Check.
2. Chocolate Pie in the fridge. Check. 3. Sourdough Bunny Tails in the basket. Check.
(at least that's what I am calling the rolls as they didn't rise too much but they are tasty).
Soon it's over the woods to Nana's house we go --- for Easter dinner.
While I fussed over finessing the website, H. was on a transplanting tear. I moved on, and backed away from the computer. Finally...to something more fun!
I can say I have finally jumpstarted the 1970's Sourdough to the point that it's ready for it's debut tomorrow as a Rustic Loaf. I am sure it could have been ready before now but it has been awhile since I had to care for anything that dependent on me for it's upbringing. Thank goodness it's only a fussy bunch of bubbles.
I can't wait to see the results of both our efforts. I have decided for Easter to make Sourdough Bunny Buns and a Vegan Moussaka. We will see how that works out. Rather grand plans- but I tend to do better under pressure anyway.
Here's a couple of pics to chronicle the day's "projects".
And it is okay by me! A rainy day out the windows - brown things are greening or blowing on by. Tomorrow is supposed to be near 80° so a little extra moisture after the long cold winter can't hurt a thing.
On Friday we took an inventory of all the new plantings that wintered over. Happy to report everything is budding or sending up new leaves and shoots.
Even the garlic is peeking up. Expect to have just over 200 bulbs this year. We had about 17 grafted apple trees make it. Which leaves plenty of root stock waiting for new scion wood.
I am T- the other half -of the dream-wrangler team, in the Orchard adventure.