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
One of those mornings when I’m the only one awake. We’ve been having a series of beautiful chilly days. Cloudy, rainy, and cold. Today looks similar, though it is still early to tell if it will stay this way. Outside I hear cars drive past and as they do there is the sound of puddles… Continue reading Popping in to say hello.
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
Some of my favorite times of day are when I catch a glimpse of a few birds that have found their way to our feeding area that we have made for them. We filled an old clay planter with some birdseed, including oily black sunflower seeds, and hung a pretty little glass birdbath from a… Continue reading Window birding
Two days after a rejuvenating trip to Anna Maria Island, I’m sitting at my little writing desk listening to She & Him on the record player feeling blissful with a bit of sea salt at home in my hair. On Sunday we woke up and decided to drive out to the beach. Neither of us… Continue reading Our trip to Anna Maria Island, and an Onion Tart.
I love the simple beauty of a bowl of brown rice. Best just warm from the stove, each tender grain is nutty, separate and slightly chewy. The challenge in cooking such a pot of rice is easily underestimated; mainly, one must have patience. We invited friends over Sunday night and enjoyed some short grain brown… Continue reading Feasts