The basis of this came from an old post from a now-defunct vegan recipe site, and we updated it a bit and changed up some of the ingredients. If you don’t have garlic powder, use onion powder, granules, or, whatever. It’s pretty flexible, and doesn’t have to be specifically this. I’ve seen variations that […]
The complete lack of Other People’s Children is one of the best parts.
The last few weeks around here have been incredibly tiring. Some of it has been exciting and good, some has just been frustrating and stupid. I hadn’t quite realized just how tired I was, though, until a few moments ago when O handed me a hand-written note that had something underlined in it, and I […]
Yesterday I got a shiny new toy. It’s something I’ve wanted for many years, and I was finally able to get one, and get it on sale to boot. Today I made my first batch of jam in it. And then my entire day went completely pear shaped and got very, very expensive. We have […]
So says the child, who refuses to eat the golden raspberries. I do have to admit that I ate one of the first of our red ones to ripen yesterday, and it was the best tasting raspberry I’ve ever eaten. Way better than any of the golden ones so far. Not sure why, but all […]
The poor raspberry plants, of which we started with 6 red and 3 or 4 golden, have become a terrifying thicket, and several of the plants have collapsed from the weight of the berries. While I was out relieving the plants of their tasty, tasty burden, one of our neighbors stopped by with his two […]
The garden has provided it’s first edibles of the year! Today’s harvest: 1lb 3.3oz golden raspberries (548 grams) 2lbs 9.1oz strawberries (1165 grams) The raspberries and most of the strawberries became 7 jars of jam, and the rest of the strawberries went on top of shortcake and straight into our bellies. Mmmm.
Seriously. I broke a toe within the first 10 minutes of being home (trying to change into comfy pants, in the closet, stubbed it on the edge of the floor on my way out), and then! I burned myself! ON THE STOMACH! on a hot baking sheet (fresh out of the oven, covered with shortcake […]
Said the potter at the farmer’s market as I took this picture. She followed that up with several iterations of “I’m totally kidding”. She was actually quite nice, and we ended up buying a set of bowls from her. I found it really odd that the Bellingham farmers market would put two potters immediately […]
They decorate for every holiday. Every. Single. Holiday. These were taken just after (on?) Memorial Day. They’ve left it up as a solid foundation for the 4th of July. It may or may not be left up for Labor Day, and immediately after Labor Day, they’ll start putting up the halloween stuff. Every inch of […]