Just a quick post today because those 3 day weekends always throw me off. Like, I felt like Sunday was actually a Saturday and that Monday actually felt like Sunday. So going with the trend here – I felt like Tuesday was actually Monday and today is actually Tuesday. This gets me every time and by the end of the week I’m wondering where I lost that day – when in reality, I didn’t. It just throws me for a loop but I’ll take them whenever I can.
Just giving you a heads up for something to look forward to this summer. I’m hosting, along with Chef’s Planet, a Quick Summer Meals Contest. Full details will be announced on Thursday, May 31 but get those crock pot and 30 minute meals ready because you are going to want to be a part of this!
The last time I showed you a photo of our garden back in March, it looked like this.
Now it looks like this.
The hardest part for me with a garden is the in between stage that we are at right now. The one where everything is planted but yet nothing is ready. The only thing to do is to weed (or not) and water if needed. This stage is long but I love watching the plants grow week after week until they have produce ready to pick and eat. And considering our garden only has starch, carbs and salsa ingredients – it’ll be awhile before anything will grace our table.
Something new I planted this year are tomatillos. I had never heard of them until last Saturday when my friend Amy introduced me to them. Amy, her husband and three kids run a nursery – Hardy Vines – and for the past couple of years I’ve been getting my plants and flowers through them. Amy hadn’t heard of them before last year when she had many customers ask if they carried the plant. So this year, they are. She gave me a 4 pack and I said I’d do my best to #1 – not kill them and #2 – if I was successful with #1, I’d use them in some recipes.
Remember about a month ago when I was a crazy woman and helped out a friend with the grand opening of her new photography studio by making over 800 individual desserts in one week? Well I’m going to introduce you to the lady that made me realize that catering is NOT the career for me and show you some of the fun food we both made for her event.
Meet Rebecca – photographer, traveler, all-around nice girl. That’s what she calls herself and I totally agree! Isn’t she just the cutest thing? Her smile is contagious! Her mom made her sit for this photo at her Grand Opening. Kind of like the first day of school photo only without the bright white sneakers.