I’m doing my best to take a few days off from the kitchen so I can give some attention to this vast expanse of dirt (er, soil) that I have so ambitiously laid out for myself. It’s going well–I’ve got the potatoes in there, as well as radish seeds, white turnips, dill, rosemary, lupines for next year, and this green that I love so much but have never grown. My nails are dirty, and I’m feeling pretty good about it. And if you look really closely at that bed with the trench, you might just see the wee asparagus stalks that are bravely making their way into the world.
Beyond that, we’ve got a swirl of activity around here. This weekend, we threw a baby shower for Molly and Aurel which turned out to be a rager in a pretty good way. Everyone ran around in the grass, we drank champagne punch, and I made a cake that Molly could actually eat (she’s got more rules than most), an experimental goat yogurt cheesecake in a gluten-free crust that actually firmed up and tasted okay! We had our annual town meeting last night, and so today I have a political hangover from trying to argue with people that taxes can be beneficial. (If you’re not from small town New England and therefore unfamiliar with the concept of town meeting, it is exactly as wild and reality show-ish as you might imagine it to be.) And this weekend is our very first farmers’ market, so I’m gearing up for that, too.
Joey’s threatening a mix, and so we’ll have that up later in the week. And recipes too, of course. You know I can’t stay away too long. Anyone else getting seeds and plants in this week? Growing anything exciting you want to tell us about? I’ve got space left–and I’m (as always!) open to suggestion. xo