For the record, I hate the word chard. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the veggie until recently. It grows so easily and fast in our garden, so we keep trying to eat it in different ways. If you don’t think you can grow anything, try growing chard. We stumbled upon this healthy recipe, and we eat it at least once a week.
Chard that is healthy and not awful
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 big bunch chard, stems removed and chopped
1 can white beans
Heat a little olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion and pepper, cook about 5 minutes. Add garlic, then the chard, and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Then add the beans and cook until they are warm. Season with salt and pepper.
The weather this weekend was top notch. The first couple days of nice weather after the cold and dreary should be a holiday. We spent much time running around doing errands and visiting, but we also spent quite a bit of time outside doing some sprucing up. All the 75 and sunny had me thinking it was time to go get some more flowers, but alas, who knows what the sky will do next week.
It is like magic watching a garden grow. One day, its a tiny little plant. And then you look again, its two feet taller or growing food. Ah-mazing.
I’ve been fondly scrolling through garden photos from 2 weeks ago, and seeing how much they have grown. I can only imagine what I will be like when I have a real baby.
There are a couple new notebooks in the shop to keep track of garden progress, planting plans, or grocery lists!
We planted some winter veggies a couple months ago. They are still growing away, but we had a mini harvest of arugula! Not quite enough for a whole salad, but we shared some on homemade sourdough toast with cheese for breakfast. You can definitely taste all the love and care in it.
We made roasted brussels sprouts the other day. Pat ourselves on the back, these are pretty yummy veggies.
We did the basic cover in olive oil, salt, and pepper, and stick them in a hot oven until they looked good enough to eat.
I am thinking of planting brussels sprouts in our (still imaginary) garden. They are some crazy looking plants. Delicious, but crazy.
When you live in Austin, you must go to the Farmer’s Market, with your dog while still wearing your Saturday morning yoga clothes. You have to buy the kettle corn (because its kettle corn), sample everything, and buy some fresh veggies.
On this particular trip, we impulse bought a couple pickling cucumbers, and then impulse bought all the supplies needed to make homemade pickles.
And just in case you thought making pickles smells good- it smells like we should be wearing this.