About a month ago we started a Spring garden. It is doing quite well. We have the “greens’ garden. It contains the following plants: redleaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, a spotted leaf lettuce, cilantro, a dill plant, kale, swiss chard, mustard greens, a beet plant, broccoli, artichokes, garlic, and garlic chives. The second garden we have is the tomatoes and basil garden. It has two beefsteak tomatoes, 2 yellow tomato plants, two romas and 3 basil plants. I am also trying my hand at container gardening. I recently planted 4 more tomato plants, a serrano plant, a jalapeno, a habanero, and a cucumber plant. A good friend gave me an okra seed planting and an eggplant. I am going to try to container garden those as well. And we have mint, rosemary, thyme and sage in containers. They are great because we use them throughout the whole year. We rent, so I couldn’t turn the backyard into a giant garden. I am so going to do that when we buy a house. I love our garden. It isn’t the biggest, but it is given lots of tlc and the boys enjoy watering it and checking on it everyday. I am also going to start a page of what I harvest in our garden for the year and see how much money we saved.
The “greens” garden.
Our tomato and basil garden.
Zeke, the garden dog.
We are also joining a CSA. Yippee! A friend is going to split it with me. There is a local organic farm east of the city that we will start there CSA program in late April. I opted to split the CSA because we have a garden and the fact that $300 is a lot to cough up right away. It is 10 weeks of organic veggies from the farm at $30 a week. So she is paying $150 and so are we. It will be great to not buy any produce from the grocery store and get fresh, just picked organic veggies. New recipes will follow too.
For dinner co-op meal we were served pineapple cashew quinoa stirfry. The recipe is from V-con and I must say, it is freakin’ awesome. I made a kid-friendly quinoa for the boys. Similar to our dinner. It was quinoa, peas, pineapple, shredded carrot, sesame seeds and tamari. They loved it. And the boys can’t get enough pineapple. They go through one pineapple a week.
Pineapple cashew quinoa stirfry. Yum!
7 year ago today after returning home from getting married in Scotland, Josh and I went to the Justice of the Peace office and made our marriage legit in the States. Happy Anniversary to us. Life is great.
Well I am off to make some cilantro pesto to freeze. A good friend gave us a ton of fresh cilantro from her garden. It is so good. If you have ever had fresh garden cilantro it is the best. So much better than the stuff from the store. You can definitely taste the difference.
Arthur giving his little brother a bear hug and a kiss. So cute!
Hope you have a lovely Thursday.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys