We have a few flowers blooming in the yard, but I don’t feel right picking them when they are still working hard to grow. At the store this morning, I saw they had wildflower bouquets with rosemary in them, and I thought to myself- I definitely can do that.
Our pepper plants are actually exploding right now, and I’m so glad I didn’t rip them out of the ground in frustration rage a few months ago. But anyway, we had a good handful of shishito peppers early on, that we roasted in a pan. Along with some basil and chives that we mixed with yogurt and lemon for dipping. Easy and delish.
Outside: We sadly lost part of a big tree in the storm. Our shade will be missed, but the garden will be happy with a touch more sunshine.
Reading: Be Your Own Herbalist. For using all the herbs growing in the garden.
The worst bedtime chore: Filling the humidifier. Whoever designed it clearly never tried to do it while also holding a tired baby.
Enjoying: Our weekly box of farm veggies delivered to our door. It’s like back in the day when the milkman came. And they also bring us eggs, and meat, and coffee, so it’s kinda the best.
Hoping: Our biggest tomato will be ready soon! We have bacon in the fridge just waiting to be a BLT!
We celebrated the chilly temperatures with a little fire! Jon made the fire while I pushed the stroller around and around. Once the fire was going, and a nap was achieved, we enjoyed some toasty s’mores together. An excellent afternoon date in the backyard.
And those jumbo marshmallows- so big! Delicious, but comically large.
In the kitchen: We made this pasta with all our extra chard, and it’s delicious. We added a bit of extra cheese, and some breadcrumbs to the topping.
Making: An Easter surprise for the little guy. Although if we stuck the TV buttons in a basket, he’d probably love that all the same.
On blast: Cabbage worms. They went after our kale plants like the very hungry caterpillar. I picked off 10 one evening, but only 2 the next, so fingers crossed they hit the road.
On the lookout: For more chard recipes, a little bench for our front porch, those chocolate mini eggs, and more hanging flowers.
Finally! After several seasons of trying, we’ve successfully grown an edible carrot! And just in time for the Easter bunny.
I’m planning on picking them all within the next week or two, to make way for pepper plants. What should we make with them?? I’m gonna try baby food, maybe roasting a handful, or just eat them plain. They smell so super carroty!