No, this slightly crooked picture has nothing to do with the garden. I’ll show you those pictures in a moment. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to put the most recent “Three Sisters” picture up first, or the one from the week prior. So, since trying to decide would have taken forever, I put up this picture instead. It’s part of the view from one corner of my kitchen after I’d rearranged those three pieces of furniture there – the pie safe (you can only see the back; the pegboard is the back of the pie safe), and two work table/island things. Before, the pie safe would have been facing you (if you are the one looking through the lens in the image above). The other day I rearranged them.
Before I get started, no, Julia is not as tall as Alex – she’s standing on a stool. Here’s a scary thing – if Alex were to stand on that same stool, he’d be eye level with me. He’s not allowed to stand on the stool any more.
There, now that I’ve got that cleared up for you, we can talk about food.
We were at Alex’s last regular season ball game last night. It was a 7:30 game, which is a bit late (in my opinion) for elementary school kids to be playing ball, since the games are two hours long and that means a much later bedtime than the usual around here. It feels even later… Continue reading Layering
Last week is a blur. Work School (the kids) Baseball games (and cancelled games due to rain that will need to be made up, sigh) Wednesday: Bill’s middle school students’ concert Wednesday night – Alex played guitar there, too, as he’s been doing every year for the past…three? four? So we all went. Late night.… Continue reading The Week that Flew
Have you ever had nime chow? Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls usually containing lettuce, thai basil, rice noodles, bean sprouts and shrimp – one of my family’s favorites when we eat out.
We’ve also made them at home, and they’re so easy, we should do it more often.
For this version, I was, frankly, inspired by the pea pods in our garden buckets.