Our yard has been lost to 2-foot high grass for weeks now because we’ve been holding out for the guy who’s supposed to do it [usually Ben gives in and does the entire yard… but we had to take a stand]. Fortunately for us, he finally showed up on Sunday… but he only did half the yard. He showed up again yesterday and did a little weed-wacking behind the house, but he’s still not done [is it obvious that he’s a real slacker?].
Anyway, the point of that rant is that the hens from next door have been loving our yard! With the grass finally cut, there are tons of bugs for them to grub on, so they’ve been hanging out around our yard, happy as ever.
Sometimes I make recipes that seem like good ideas but end up not worth sharing.
I made these vegan, refined-sugar-free kiwi vanilla cupcakes with ‘buttercream’ frosting for Mom’s birthday this year and was disappointed by the outcome. I need to tinker with the ingredients and make them much more healthy before I’ll be willing to share the recipe with you all.
Despite the fact that I must have pulled out 20+ caterpillars throughout the cleaning + cooking process (you gotta love organic produce from the farmer’s market), I am absolutely in love with broccoli greens [is this considered broccolini?]. I steam them a bit first, then saute them in a bit of Earth Balance and squirt some lemon over top. Delicious!
[Gah, is that another caterpillar in this photo? In some countries that’s considered a delicacy…]
Ben and I have found our soulmates in life – Trevor + Kira – and we were lucky to have them visit us the other weekend from O`ahu! Unfortunately, I was sick that weekend and wasn’t much of a host, but it was still so awesome to have them around! I miss them already.
[I talked them into napping because my energy was low all weekend. It’s meant to be!]
Purple carrots aren’t actually purple all the way through! Makes me wish I used this carrot for something much cooler than just a curry last night.
I chop when I’m feeling stressed. I’ve gotten better since finals week.
A day at the beach with a one-year-old trumps a day spent anywhere else!
Off to have some fun with the munchkin! Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Got any randoms to share with me today? I’d love to hear em!
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