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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fruit Sushi

Last weekend I was browsing through the latest Vegetarian Times on a quick weekend trip down to Seattle. Even though I was mesmerized by all the recipes, "Whoa... now look at this one!" I wasn't in the mood to drop $5 on a magazine, when I have unexplored cookbooks at home. So when I came to a recipe I couldn't live without I went down the tacky road. After several whines of "I wish I had a photocopier under my shirt" I took out a pen and paper and just started writing. It turns out I didn't need to write it down, because I couldn't stop thinking about it. All the thinking led to some changes and the creation of Fruit Sushi. (Frushi?)

I think the results were quite nice.

Fruit Sushi

What you need:
Banana, mango, vanilla soy yogurt, berries, y-shaped peeler

What you do:
slice banana in 1" pieces
peel long thin strips of mango
wrap mango around banana with the mango slightly taller
fill in the extra mango height with yogurt
top with a berry

Note: Slice all the mango as quickly as possible. If you wait too long, (like make a few then get ready to go to a party), by the time you begin again the mango will be difficult to slice.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

How Does Your Garden Grow? Part 2

So much gardening has been happening here at The Homestead. It's wonderful. I've spent at least 20 hours digging, weeding, planting, and watering over the past 2 weeks.

We now have a seeded vegetable garden started in the greenhouse full of carrots, basil, cucumbers, and tomatoes, plus a seedling vegetable garden full of romaine, spinach, green beans, peas, and zucchini. And... tons of flowers. Snap dragons, daisies, nastursiams, sweet peas, cosmos, black eyed susans, begonias, etc. It was a planting frenzy last Saturday. On top of all that, we moved around our pretty(ish) junk!

Here's an array of photos.

The vegetables.

6 stalks of corn! (Notice the mowed lawn? We found a lawn mower at a garage sale!)


Hen and chicks.


Rearranged junk!

Front Area

Step Ladder with Plants

It all ended with me looking like this:


Saturday, May 10, 2008

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Want to know what a garden will look like if no one ventures in for approximately 8 months? (Ok first it was winter, then I was busy, then it was a crazy weather April...)

Garden Pre Weeding

I reserved today for an all out battle on the garden. I thought I might get to planting, but after 3 hours (3 podcasts of This American Life), I was ready for a break. Hopefully the planting will come tomorrow. I'm thinking veggies on one side, flowers on the other.

It looks better... right?

Garden Post Weeding

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

First Socks

Forever ago, I shared with you posts about my first sock... the lovely cuff, the beautiful heel. Well I finally finished the pair. And by finally, I mean, about a month ago. My intent was to block them before I blogged them... but really, it didn't look like that was actually going to happen.

So here are my unblocked socks. My first pair ever. You might notice that I ran out of my original yarn. I decided to just continue in a new color since they are really practice socks afterall. I've been wearing them as house slippers anyways.

My First Socks