Spring is in full swing. The garden is growing. Our summer CSA has begun. And I’m day 6 into a 30 day sugar detox. That’s my food journal in a nutshell.
This was our first year for strawberries, and they produced a ton We have about 1 gallon in the freezer, and we ate gobs and gobs. I have already made a batch of jam, and plan to make some more. The jam is so delicious- and this time it was only sweetened with honey and the natural sweetness from strawberries that were allowed to ripen on the vine. Here’s an old post about how to make refrigerator jam.
Speaking of strawberries, I’m currently accepting applications for a new garden guard. Job description includes keeping rodents, rabbits, snakes, and poodles out of my garden. Here’s the current guard, and he aint cutting it:
Hershey and Snoop aren’t afraid of him. They have eaten their weight in strawberries. They totally know how to get the red ones too! Grrrr….
Speaking of the garden, I’ve got two full beds planted. There’s 7 tomato plants (cherry, heirloom orange/yellow/purple, beefsteak, roma, and some hardy hybrid) carrots, romaine, red bell peppers, cucumbers, cilantro, snow peas, and baby lettuce. Oh, and TONS of onions.
The kids have even planted their own flowers this year. This is one of those Lowe’s Build and Grow kits which they love. Its cool because they can see what’s happening under the soil. And they built the box themselves (with a little help).
Also its CSA time, and this was the pick-up for the first week:
(Radishes, collards, head lettuce, strawberries, beets, zucchini, cucumber, basil, arugula, bok choy, rhubarb, broccoli and a focaccia bread)
The head of lettuce was HUGE. Joslyn wanted to hold it up for comparison. I’ve had about 5 salads from this single head of lettuce- and its not gone yet!
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