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You're Going to Get Shot (or Why We Walked from Nordeast to NoMi)

Only two of my pepper plants have grown so far. I may replant the others if they don't grow this week.

While Brooke played garden hour I made breakfast, as usual. This time we had Raspberry Belgian Waffles.

Meanwhile I got started making this week's bread dough, English Muffins. This seems to be our regular Sunday morning routine. 

Supposedly once all the steam disappears your waffles are done. I usually leave them in the waffle maker a bit longer to crisp them up nicely.
The first lawn mow of the season. I actually did something right this year and replaced the oil. I hadn't done that since we moved in two summers ago.

 While mowing Scott noticed asparagus growing in the garden. Too bad they're not big enough yet to harvest this year. 

Since we were outside for more than five minutes the kiddos spotted us.

 I gave them an orange and they eventually got bored and left. 

Actually they just bothered me. They really wanted to mow the lawn. I always tell them, "Sure, when you're this tall," pointing to my chest.

I then shaped the dough before proofing. 

Today I planted cabbage seeds. It sounds like these will sprout quicker than peppers.
A few days ago a tub of sherbert was donated to us.
Tyler and, well, mostly Emma aren't eating processed sugar or gluten. There loss is our gain (in weight and ice cream).
I check in at sproutrobot.com. 

I feel like I'm getting closer to finishing this and then I see this photo and realize, "No. No, I'm not."
Peanut was outside playing so I went out on our upstairs patio to look for him. He was out of sight.

Today I'm making English Muffins. They are first cooked on the skillet before going in the oven. 

A little different than the kind I'm used to, but still tasty nonetheless.
We ate leftover Gnocchi Matzo Soup. I added some chicken back in since broth and matzo-things can be a bit sparse.
Before we head out I put away the muffins.

I just ordered these bags from Love for Earth with my birthday money. I really like that they are solid colors and have zippers. They're nice and thick to keep air out too. You can get them in almost any color you want. I got the bigger sizes to hold our bread. Paper bags didn't keep air out as well and I didn't like using plastic shopping bags. I also custom ordered a long narrow bag to hold a baguette. If anyone is interested in buying any I have a code to get a discount.

Peanut returned home after chasing around another neighborhood kitty.
 Ah, Northeast. where I would have bought a house, if they weren't all so crappy.
We biked over to the Eastside Coop for a few groceries.
When we left the store I noticed that there was very little air in the front tire. My tire was flat before we left, so I had inflated it, hoping it would be fine for the way there and back. I tried using my portable pump, but suffice to say, it did not inflate. We walked all the way home.
We took in scenic views of downtown from old-industrial Northeast, aka, the other side of the river where crime isn't an issue.
Lowry Avenue is right by the coop and is pretty much a straight shot back to our house. Except they've been building this bridge for the past a couple years.

Had this bridge been open we could have gotten home in half the time.
We stopped at the park by the Lowry Bridge to try and pump the tire again. It worked until the valve fell off. I think it was already cracked and that's why it was leaking. With an even flatter tire we headed south to the nearest bridge.
We decided to be adventurous and cross the mighty Mississippi via a half-abandoned rail bridge.  This bridge only has one side in use, while the other rail has been dismantled. As a part of the RiverFIRST park expansion this rail bridge will connect all the way from the other side of I-94 to Northeast. That would be killer and connect the Northside back to the river.


We made it across safely.
All the windows on this old building on the NoMi side of the river next to I-94 are filled in with cinder blocks, but you can still imagine the grand industrial and commercial corridors that met at Broadway and Washington.

It doesn't look like this any longer.
Today the space that's separated from the rest of the Northside by I-94 is lined with metal recycling plants. And they wonder why all the copper in abandoned North Minneapolis homes goes missing?

While walking back home down 26th a bro on moped yelled at us, "Get out of this hood, you're going to get shot." I kind of chuckled at his stupidity. One reason crime is a large problem in the Northside is the lack of pedestrians. If more people got of their homes and walked over north, we'd all be safer.
With our fresh English Muffins we made eggs benedict with chives from our garden. 

The Hollandaise sauce didn't quite work, but it was still delicious. Someday we'll get it right.
 I made granola while Brooke cleaned up the kitchen.

We then headed to bed early. For some reason our long walk home wore me out more than our bike ride to Wayzata.

Comments

Amanda said…
You’ll have to try my waffle recipe…it was very good!

Brooke, how are the bags working so far? Do they actually keep out all the air?

The sign on the bridge looks to say, “Danger KEEP OFF bridge”…you rebels!

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