Saturday, May 29, 2010

the payoff

this is what i’ve been waiting everywhere. i’m surprised i haven’t crashed my bike yet, i’m so distracted by all the beauty.

i went to the farmer’s market with andrea this afternoon and we just soaked up the whole atmosphere...we were both in super creative moods so every booth we passed seemed to bring up some new idea, something to make or try. i couldn’t wait to get home and start new projects.

the mirabelles are growing. i ate one unripe...actually i chewed it and spat it out. it wasn’t as sour as i expected, but it was dry and crunchy and not at all mirabelley.

there’s a huge patch of buttercups blooming in one of the parks i rode by today.

i tried collard greens for the first time tonight, fresh from the garden. basically the whole reason i tried growing them is because the seeds came in a cute package from cute local growers (earthly delights farm), and the variety is “sexy mama” collard greens.

i sautéed two cloves of garlic, minced, half an onion and four mushrooms, sliced, then added the chopped greens (about eight leaves), some soy sauce, some balsamic vinegar, and sesame seeds. i ate it with a side of spinach, also from the garden, and fried tofu: i let strips of tofu marinade briefly in soy sauce, crusted them with nutritional yeast then pan fried them in olive oil. sooo yummy.

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