WEEKEND POST 77
For someone who hates to waste food, thinning garden crops is a difficult task. Mentally. But as it would turn out, the tiny seedlings that must be removed, to promote further growth of those that remain, are wholly edible. These carrot greens became pesto, and earned a spot on my list of eagerly anticipated spring produce.
Blueberries abound from our bush, which led to a uniquely delicious custard ice cream made with our honey cream ale homebrew. The wild blackberries are fewer this year, but continue to ripen intermittently. The chives, as always, are thriving, as is practically everything else in the garden. It’s rained a ton, so the excess water and lack of sun isn’t helping new plantings… time will tell.
Today we’re cooking the remaining two pieces of a giant brisket (the third piece smoked Texas-style a couple weekends ago), and will enjoy side-by-side samples of homemade corned beef and smoked pastrami this evening.
How is your weekend thus far? Interesting eats or drinks? Great weather to play outside? Hopefully all of the above!
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Some interesting, fun, delicious reads:
- Yesterday was World Fish Migration Day! Migrating fish keep our rivers and oceans healthy. Give thanks, and see how you can help with their conservation.
- Love that there are so many programs cropping up to help veterans embrace agricultural careers.
- A childhood favorite book + sandwich — bring on the summer tomatoes!
- From the looks of it, the coast of Puglia is my utopia.
- Even the trees get tired after a long day.
- I was just discussing this with my husband the other day. (We’re awesome.)
- Lots of photog-tech speak here, but a gorgeous string of images.
- This week’s pinned words of wisdom.
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