Hello, and welcome to Spring!
We had CRAZYGOOD weather this weekend, which finally gave me the kick in the pants I needed to cook/take pictures again. Those winter doldrums are no joke, and my whole existence turned into a daily grind just to make it through. But here I am on the other side, and no worse for wear!
So here you go — a little spring cleaning from the past month or so, and a wrap-up of recent goings-on in our neck of the woods.
Pasta e ceci from Rachael Eats. We had this weekly for a spell and while I love it beyond any other soup I made over the winter, I’m looking forward to something less filling.
Shirley Corriher’s Touch of Grace biscuits with butter & fig jam. Made a damned fine breakfast, but not as good as scrambled eggs and morels will be in a few weeks.
French “peasant” beets from Food52.
He really wanted my attention.
More pictures after the jump.
Inspired by the gorgeous weather, I tried my hand at a few new things:
Terrariums (terraria?), because two things Ringwood has in abundance are moss and stones. And because our new dining room table was screaming out for some decoration, for it is large:
Phase 1 is complete! Now onto Operation: Drapes and Light Fixture (that don’t make my eyes bleed). Also, wallpaper.
My breakfast for nearly every morning of the past week: Goat’s milk yogurt, fresh papaya and honey.
When I tired of the papaya/yogurt combo, I made breakfast fried rice. The brown sugar-glazed ham was perfect with the soy and sesame flavors.
Did someone say “ham?” We distinctly heard “ham.” (And this is why they aren’t allowed in the kitchen.)