In addition to Patty's farm-fresh Banty and brown eggs I brought home on Friday, I also received a bunch of green onions from her garden! (Thank YOU, Patty) Due to this bounty, I'm planning on making two quiches with baby Portobello mushrooms, gouda and green onions on Sunday (one for Patty and one for me). I also have some more biscuits to make since it's time to use the plain yogurt in my fridge. I'll freeze those bad boys and then have them on the ready when guests or carb-cravings strike.
This afternoon I planted chives, sweet basil and cilantro in containers. In my little clay-based (ugh!) flower garden, I planted larkspur, pinwheel zinnias, wildflowers, and California poppies.
I have a feeling I didn't plant the flowers far enough apart, so I may need to thin them out when seedlings begin to show. My mint is already flourishing (I planted it last year) and Dave can't wait to make homemade mint-dark chocolate chunk ice cream. I love steeping iced tea with fresh mint while Dave loves making mojitos. I'm sure I'll plant something next weekend too... If only I had better soil and a place to put a compost bin!
Photo Credit: I created the "Polaroid effect" of California poppies with Picnik.
Join me and my best friend Jenna Leigh in our new blogging adventure, Pounds to Peru, as we work out (and our way) to Lima, Peru in August 2011 for our friend Elie's nuptials. This occasional feature will kickoff in January 2011. Stay tuned!