Here's the haul from today.
I got eggs, rhubarb and more goats' milk from the Honey Stick Man.
And the candy (no, it's not soap – look closer) is from Ocean State Chocolates.
Julia and I sampled a bit of the candy when we got home.
First the one she picked out – the Key Lime Pie Fudge –
I know, it doesn't look like much, but it tasted an awful lot like key lime pie. It's even got little bits of graham cracker throughout, so you get the total experience. All that's missing is some whipped cream.
Julia had two pieces.
Next up – the Chipotle Pecan Caramel Fusion Bar. I picked that one. (As soon as I saw the word "Chipotle" I knew I'd be getting a bar.)
I warned Julia that it might be a little spicy, and she bravely tried a small piece. I had a little piece, too, and yes, it was hot – but not overpoweringly so. And the heat seemed, to me, to come more from the cinnamon at the finish. It started out with a kind of smokey element (from the chipotle pepper) and then gradually the cinnamon slid in and took over.
Julia didn't like it, but I thought it was pretty interesting. Oh, and the caramel part, and the chocolate covering – yum.
We're saving the rest of it so Bill and Alex can sample them, too.
And as far as the rest of it goes, I was SO glad to see strawberries today. I've got the jam-making bug now, and I've got a few recipes I want to try out over the next couple of weeks, while the berries are in season. I had a feeling the rhubarb would be there – The Honey Stick Man had some last week, too.
Now, we've got both strawberries and rhubarb growing in our garden, but not in enough quantity for me to make into much of anything. And besides, the strawberries don't last long enough anyway – we just keep eating them as they ripen.
Also today, while I was at the grocery store, I got two gallons of whole milk – I hope to make either mozzarella or ricotta or both at some point over the next few days. And I will need to make bread today as well, since the last of it went last night in a grilled cheese sandwich for Bill.
So jam(s), cheese(s), bread…maybe pizza dough, too. All that and working on the bedrooms, too.
In fact, that's what I really need to get started on now.
More #$%^&*^%$$# sanding!