Are You Ready For The Summer?

 Scott had to work again on this fine Sunday.

 I made myself strawberry and honey steel-cut oats with marbled rye toast. 

 After doing a couple loads of laundry I biked to the farmers market to get a few veggies and plants for our front planter. 

There was so much more available this week. I wanted to get more, but were going out of town on Wednesday. 

 I always wait to buy plants after Memorial day because usually they're on sale. 

 This week I'm making multi-grain bread. I had made the soaker last night. It gave a few options for grains to use. I thought it would be more interesting to use one of everything. Buckwheat, millet, cornmeal, quinoa, oats and wheat bran. 

 I ordered another book with my Homemade Pantry book. It finally arrived this week. Scott made the joke that we're becoming hardcore hippies. 

 The first half of this book has recipes similar to Homemade Pantry. Then the rest is ways to use natural ingredients for making things like toothpaste, shampoo, cleaning products or chest rub. It also gives recipes for different teas to drink if you have a headache. I know I'd rather drink tea than take ibuprofen or asprin. Even though we only use "all natural" products there are still some things in them that I don't know. I like that most of the recipes in this book have 5 common ingredients for most things. 

 For lunch I had a leftover cashew chicken stir-fry, an aprium and rhubarb cake. 


Then I cleaned the kitchen. 

 We were planning on having veggie burgers for dinner so I shaped the dough into buns instead of as a loaf.

 Next I cleaned my closet which mostly consisted of sorting through jewelry.

When I got home I found Brooke in the front yard planting what she bought at the farmer's market.


She must've been tired.




We needed more flowers for my flower garden and to fill the voids from a number a seedlings that haven't survived the first couple weeks. The first nursery, Weber's Greenhouse, is the oldest business in neighboring Brooklyn Center.


Afterwards we decided to check out the much larger Malmborg's across the way and picked up some more herbs that were on sale.


 Scott plants the wildflower patch.

My back does not look healthy in this picture.

Once we got back we planted our beautiful new flowers. These hen and chicks are really cool. When we turn the hill into a rock garden I'm going to plant more of these.

 I planted our pots. 

 Garden photo Week 2. I can't wait for another sunflower fence later this summer.


We filled in the garden vacancies with a load of broccoli, collards,  cabbage and this ichiban eggplant.


I went inside and made breadcrumbs from some loaves of gluten-free bread I had on hand. I hate the taste so instead of throwing them out I turn them into crumbs.

I am always surprised at how much the dough grows in this warmer weather.


We ate these scrumptious homemade veggie burgers on the homemade multi-grain rolls for dinner. What's nice about these burgers is they actually had vegetables. Most recipes are just grains and beans.

 After I did dishes we watched the first couple episodes of Downton Abbey.


Or as Scott calls it Downton "Crabbey". I thought that meant he didn't like it, apparently I was wrong.

Comments

Amanda said…
I liked the before and after picture of the kitchen…You should’ve done the same with the closet picture.

Hens and Chicks are one of my favorites!! I have them in the front of our house.

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