Saturday, July 29, 2006
Because here is my other project:
I'm sure that you were all dying to know what the inside of my uterus looks like. So there it is folks. 6 weeks, 1 day today. Due March 23. We're calling it "Itty Bitty". Catie calls it "Doggie".
Let the puking begin.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Grilled zucchini (farmers market) and eggplant (not local, but organic from the Boise Coop--I had a serious hankering for eggplant and its not ready here yet. Sorry)
Oven roasted red and Yukon gold potatoes (farmers market)
Stir fried zuchinni, onions (farmers' market again) and mushrooms (local grower).
I'm on a zucchini kick right now, if you hadn't noticed. One of my favorite vegetables, hands down. I think the challenge is going to start getting a whole lot easier, as more and more fruits and veggies become available. This whole thing has definitely got me thinking a lot more about where my food comes from, which is the whole point, right?
On a non-food note, head over to The Amazing Lace and vote. My latest entry (Santa's beard) made the finals!!
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Not much else to write about for now. I'm trying to fight the urge to start a new project. Don't you think Catie would like cute in this? 2 weeks until vacation. We're going on a long roadtrip to Montana, so I'm envisioning LOTS of knitting time. Maybe by then I can start on the new sweater. Let the countdown begin.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
So now, on to the pics. I didn't post a pic for the One Local Summer challenge last week (obviously, due to my lack of recent posts). But here's this week's meal:
Eggs, zucchini, and onions all bought at the farmers' market. Tortilla from a local tortilla factory. Only the salsa isn't local, but needs to be used up. Pretty tasty, if I do say so myself.
Sunday, July 02, 2006
So tonight was our first night.
Potatoes: Yukon Golds from the Nampa Farmers' Market
Greens: Mixed greens from the Nampa Farmers' Market
Meat: Can't get much more local than this. Home grown beef from our own back pasture.
Overall, the meal turned out well. The greens were a bit bitter for me, but the stir fry sauce was good. My only non-local contributions were the onions and garlic in the stir fry. I had both already in the fridge that needed to be used up. What to try for next week?
Ode to Birch
A white could of silk and mohair
Who knew it could be such a bear?
Such delicate fine thread
But, oh, how it does shed
Worked on in fits and starts
It's breaking its knitter's heart
Lifelines are for sissies, she declared.
Alas, now she's running scared.
Thou shalt not knit lace and chat.
She seemed to forget that.
A whole pattern repeat gone bad.
Has made her very sad.
So last week, she tried to tink
But it nearly drove her to the brink.
So frog away she did.
While her shame, she hid.
So now dear Birch has been started anew
Just how much more trouble can she brew?