Farm to Table

July 26th

This week my friend Rachele surprised me with a few gems from her garden:

Carrots!

Greek basil!

Which I later transformed into:

Roasted Parisian carrots

Greek basil pesto

Not the most flattering shots, but it was an elegant meal — grilled salmon topped with homemade pesto and roasted Parisian carrots.

I have a feeling with my garden coming into full bloom it is going to be all vegetables all the time around here for a bit. I even canned today! Canned vegetables from my garden  the farmer’s market. My little dream of having a pantry full of canned organic veggies is coming true…

A few other gems to report:

1. I get to go to Alaska for work in August. Alaska in August. People, this is like Maui in December. Wahoo!

2. Novel #2? Well. I’ve dug myself out of a self-induced pathetic rut and am writing. Daily. I sat down to create an ideal schedule the other day — one where I make time to get enough sleep to not be a miserable caffeine ridden grouch, exercise, water the garden and do my daily devotional on the porch, write, and oh — the day job. And it’s working.

3. Chicken application approved by the city. Now I’ve got to figure out how to get a coop constructed and predator-proofed, and oh — find time to take care of chickens. Which may need to come after Alaska.

Life is clucktacular at the moment. Eggstatic. Featherific.

~K

 

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  1. Alaska!!! My brother did a play in Alaska in the summer and the pictures were just spectacular. can’t wait to hear and see all about it!

    yahoo for chickens and the boulder farmer’s market, it’s soooo great…one of my very favorites.

    i’ll be bringing duncan out to school end of august, will you be in town?

  2. Jennie July 26, 2012

    Yay for Alaska! My family lived there when I was a kid, and my older brother lives there now in Juneau. August is a great time to visit! Where will you be going?

  3. Bravo for pushing forward and peeking out of the rut! Sounds like a fantastic and very healing daily schedule.
    Congratulations on the chicken approval and thank you for making me laugh with your fowl adjectives about life 🙂

  4. An ideal schedule of your day, huh? What a great idea… Why didn’t I think of that?

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