Apr 28, 2011
Sick of me cooking yet?
Me too! I had intended to get some photos of the garden today, but Mother Nature isn't cooperating. Speaking of, holy heck what is UP with those storms that ran through part of our country yesterday? I hope you all fared well, and if you were in the path, chime in and say all is well, please. I know I'm getting antsy waiting for Alabama blogger E.G. to pop up in my Reader and say everything is okay there.
The line of storms is just a couple of hours east of us now, so far nothing but massive winds here, if it was cold outside the whistling wind I can hear outside would remind me of Laura Ingalls! No cold, though - it was 82º at 10 a.m., with winds in excess of 45-50 mph. We are under a tornado "watch" right now, #271 according to the NWS LOL...nothing really expected to develop here though until after 3 pm.
With a lack of garden progress photos today, looks like it's going to be food again...
Last night's harvest: Olympia spinach, Tango and Bronze Mignonette lettuces, Mizuna, Mache, scallions and a few pansies to dress it all up. Annie's Granny and her harvest post reminded me to start weighing my harvests for this year, so I'll have to update my sidebar today.
My 1st loaf of whole wheat sourdough bread! My starter is now about 12 days old, it turned out really well, and I can't wait to get better at fine tuning the baking to my oven.
I made the kids eat some salad before they were allowed to have bread. One thing I have found to work a bit: the "Salad Spritzers"... Finn calls it his "salad shooting gun" and it works for him, but Loch remains unconvinced. Once these are empty I plan to foil them even further by filling them with my homemade dill and herb vinegars :)
This morning at 6 a.m. hubby says "oh, the guys have a potluck today"... today????? Luckily I already had lots of chickpeas soaking overnight, I have yet to get that amount thing down, but due to my poor estimation I figured out that I had enough for a huge batch of hummus and I would make pitas again and just drive it all over to him when it was done.
No kidding, it made about a quart LOL! This time I used up some of the oven dried tomatoes, and roasted garlic with the tahini and lemon juice & salt. It turned out really well, and I'm anxious to get some fresh peppers out of the garden to roast and put in there as well.
The smell of roasted garlic at 7 am is interesting...
On to the pitas...
- then the phone rings... it's hubby stating that for the 2nd week in a row, the guys at work forgot to bring their stuff in, so the potluck was put off until next week. Really? LOL I bet they all tried that 6 am "I forgot" excuse at home with their wives and they all got laughed at!
So now we are set for the whole weekend... we have a massive amount of hummus to eat, looks like I'm not cooking! I have no problem with hummus, pitas and salad every night this weekend, so I can get some outside work done instead of cooking!