it's been a couple of nice days.
today is a little grey so we are doing mostly inside jobs. jambaloney was at work on-site yesterday and is back again tomorrow, but thursday, friday and saturday are supposed to be gorgeous days - woohoo! might even be able to take my mermaid tail down to the river! did i already say woohoo? well woohoo again!
do any of you grow chickpeas? we love chickpeas and they are something i have never tried to grow.
i love making various chickpea salads - this one is chickpeas, red pepper, avocado, EVOO, lemon, garlic and some baby frisee. yummeh!
yesterday i planted some fun things in the greenhouse - i planted myrrh, stevia and anise. i had anise growing in the front yard last year but it doesn't look like it's coming back. anise has a wonderful licorice flavour, makes a beautiful tea using the leaves and fresh flowers, and can also be dried for use during the winter. myrrh has many medicinal uses that you can read about here. stevia can be used as a natural replacement for sugar...so if i can get it and the sugarbeets growing - we'll always have a source of sugar.
here's some sugary/whiskey chicken that i made the other night - it was sooooome good!
and because my friend W is always asking for pictures of the cats - here's Mobie-Moe sleeping on a chair that he's about to fall off of!
Frankie Blue Eyes in his basket on the dishwasher.
the only smart one is noodie-noo all sprawled out in a chair.
i grow a ton of catnip and give them some fresh every day - one leaf each. then when it starts getting cold, i start drying the fresh nip for them to have over the winter. these cats are spoiled!
i'll be reading my new books tomorrow while jam is at work - i can't wait! and then we'll be out planting for real for the following 3 days - soooo much fun and rewarding when everything is in the ground!