Friday, March 27, 2009


Well, it looks like we finally made it past the frostiest part. This Winter has been way too long. Now we get to be wet for a while as the Spring rains bring everything back to life. It'll be nice to see all the trees and bushes turn green and yellow and pink and all the wonderful colors of plant life. Our seeds are sprouting indoors and soon we will start working the garden. Our greens have sprouted as well as broccoli, cauliflower, peas, tomatoes and a few others. This years we are going to put a fence around the garden to keep Ed from using the potatoes as a cat box. Soon it will be time for bbqs and bonfires!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Will Winter ever end?

The weather has been getting warmer lately so naturally the garden planning has started along with thoughts of nature walks, biking, bonfires and bbqs. When I got up this morning there was something akin to blizzard outside! We had gotten a couple of inches and continued to snow on and off all day. It all a part of living out this way I guess. So, to help us to forget about the outside I baked a dozen vanilla agave cupcakes and some basic chocolate cupcakes with a bowl of chocolate buttercream frosting for the both of them. For dinner I decided on pizza. Actually, it was going to happen because Hell's Kitchen is on and we're an old married couple that has weird routines. It's going to be fairly basic so that I can same some of the ingredients for either a mini lasagne or eggplant "parm" in the next day or so. We decided on spinach, onions, crumbled tempeh and our version of ricotta(block of tofu, 1/4c or so nutritional yeast, 1TBSP vegenaise, 1 1/2 TBSP Celtic sea salt, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, 1 1/2 tsp garlic podwer, 1 TBSP olive oil, and a splash of soy milk. Blend well in processor.-The measurements are an estimate since I usually only measure when I bake!)