Our Lemon Queen sunflowers have finally bloomed! They are taller than Will, who is six feet. Also, we have a cute Sugar Baby watermelon growing bigger by the day. We are enjoying watching the various flowers around the garden (such as this pumpkin flower pictured below) bloom and close, as well as watching all of… Continue reading Garden notes
The result of an early morning at the market. Brussels sprouts, Florida oyster mushrooms, garlic, basil, and a mango from Miriam. Baby beets, Swiss chard, green onions, and green leaf lettuce from Deb. Strawberries, blueberries, and heirloom tomatoes from vendors we’ve just met. Pumpkin spice Kombucha from Kevin, eggs from Alecia, and “dud” loaves of… Continue reading February farmer’s market finds
We have an avocado tree growing in our backyard that we started ourselves from one of our leftover pits that we chucked into the compost heap a few years ago. I’m so proud of this tree–a living relic of our gardening days past. After a good rain, the tree looks lush and sprightly. Little baby… Continue reading The little things
Will just came home and is sitting with Piper under the carport teaching her to write her name with chalk. We have leftover vegetables roasting in the oven, mainly some sliced root vegetables along with what’s leftover of a red onion, a few Brussels sprouts, and a yellow bell pepper. I tossed the lot in… Continue reading Rainy day reflections-
This morning Piper and I enjoyed a bit of baking. Once the kitchen table was cleared and wiped down, I brought out all of our mixing bowls and ingredients to set up in our fresh work space. Even though I keep a lot of baking equipment tucked away in the lower shelves of our cabinets,… Continue reading A festive morning spent baking bread
So Will and I spent several nights last week watching Back to the Future I, II, and III. I had never seen them before and now I think I’m a little bit obsessed. The other night I had a dream about Will, that I think was influenced in part by the last movie. Though I… Continue reading 88 in a DeLorean
Saturday afternoon, while hundreds of festivalgoers attended Tampa Bay’s sixth annual VegFest at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, we noticed one man stand out from the crowd. He was, in fact, stand-up paddle boarding along the Hillsborough River, with his stout black dog along for the ride. I will always remember this sight. All at once… Continue reading What stand up paddle boarding has taught me.