Hope you had a wonderful 4th! We just got back from surreal america, doing some last bits of wedding planning because it’s LESS THAN TWO WEEKS till we’re married!!
Thankfully, we’ve got some good weather coming up, so I can distract myself with yard work.
I’ve never had a full real yard in Portland before, so I’m learning as I go. One thing I learned-if you wait to try and kill the weeds till it’s not raining, you’ll have a weed JUNGLE to kill.
Also, next year we need to order bark sooner. We were going to, which would keep the weeds down for the most part, but we kept putting it off and now…
Well, there’s a weed jungle. I feel like bark would be no match for that.
Some of my yard is actually growing useful things though!
See these babies??
I grew them! I’ve had strawberry plants for a few years, but this year there’s enough to actually make a whole dessert from them (as opposed to “oh look, two strawberries” thing I had going on for the past few years)
When I was planting the peas (in February!) I was worried they wouldn’t sprout, so I planted a tonnnn. My worries were unfounded, although I should’ve spread them out more. Whoops. Next year I’m planting more.
And I shelled and boiled some for dinner recently, along with roasted fingerlings and a chicken sausage
See how there’s two?
That’s because I forgot what I was doing, and overcooked the first ones. I wanted the fiance to understand the goodness of fresh peas, so I went out, picked more, and made those perfect. Then salvaged the overcooked ones by adding tons of garlic and pepper. If you can’t have the texture right, at least make ’em tasty…
(The fiance loveddd the fresh ones-they’re fantastic)
Fresh basil is heaven. I want it in everything. Like Friday’s breakfast:
Strawberries from the garden + baby quiche made with fresh basil (there’s more inside, but I like the little pop of basil on top), bacon, and mozzarella. Love it.
Do you have a garden?