yesterday, produce. today, productivity.

And that’s just what was left on the counter when I thought to grab my camera. The first raspberries and blackberries have ripened, so we were able to pick 1 pint yesterday. I also brought home a handful of deep sweet red peppers, a baby eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, orange and yellow carrots, pink and orange beets, rosemary, parsley, and spring onions. (I chose to load up on the heartier stuff this week rather than go the lettuce/cabbage/salad mix route, but all of that deliciousness was available as well!)

I tried out a recipe for onion biscuits from a favorite cookbook of mine (Recipes from America’s Small Farms), but these were only okay. (I still highly recommend this cookbook.) Part of my frustration stems from the fact that I didn’t watch these carefully and they turned out a bit too golden. (Multitasking while baking a new-to-me recipe is clearly not a good idea.) But beyond that, these were too harsh and onion-y, and I cut back on the onion in the recipe. I think these need some cheese, or even something sweeter, like a touch of honey, to counter the super strong onion-y taste. (And I love onions.) I was going for a kind of summery biscuit dinner, so I made a very light tomato sauce with zucchini, squash, fennel, onion, and basil to pour over these. The sauce was delicious, but not an awesome match for these biscuits. You win some, you lose some, right?

Boh, on the other hand, won big yesterday. I picked up a trachea while restocking on Boh’s food at the natural pet supply store in town, and he spent the afternoon working his way through it. Cheap, fun for him to eat and play with, and a natural source of glucosamine. Triple win.

I spun a bit more of the brown alpaca yesterday, and I’m almost through the second three ounces. Plying soon, but probably not today.

My morning has already involved a heavy dose of this, and it is time to get back to it.

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7 thoughts on “yesterday, produce. today, productivity.

  1. Beef trachea I’m guessing…. He has the same wary eye my labs have when caught with contraband or something soooo yummy that they don’t want to let out of their sight.

  2. Wow, look at those tomatoes! Gorgeous! And I’m totally jealous of your fresh carrots and beets…mmm.

    I’m sorry to say that the trachea does not sound quite so tasty. Glad Boh likes it, though! Our downstairs neighbors buy “bully sticks” for their sweet dog and find it absolutely hilarious that, as the pet of a lesbian couple, she loves treats made with that particular part of the male anatomy so much!

  3. All that lovely produce! Do you think using sweet onions would help (like Vidalias)? I’m really not a biscuit person… I totally missed that gene.

    Hurray for productivity! I’m committed to finish writing a methodology section by the end of this week. And blocking H. Ring over the weekend.

    Thanks for the heads-up on my stolen content. Blech, the internet is usually awesome, but a few bad eggs…

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