yesterday we finally saw the sun and sky! it was a joy!
here is jambaloney's ugly crazy contraption on the front of the house:
behind the plastic and leaning up against the house are black garbage bags filled with bottles of water. that contraption saves us a lot in terms of heating the house during the winter.
these windows on the other half of the house also help with heating. jambaloney is planning to build this a little better and dig into the ground in order for us to use this as another greenhouse. speaking of the greenhouse....oh how i love thee!
can you believe that he built that greenhouse and the window part of our house using windows that people were throwing out? he collected those windows for over 3 yrs!
and let's not forget our porch which was wrapped in plastic for 2 yrs until jambaloney built all of the walls with thrown in the garbage windows. he's pretty resourceful!
so being that yesterday was such a sunny day - we planted our seeds - woohoo!
this year we are doing 10 types of peppers (plus our overwintered peppers) and we planted 4 kinds of tomatoes. i have a few more tomatoe seeds coming from vessey's in the next day or two.
then we had a simple salad of romaine and oranges with the usual dressing: EVOO, fresh garlic, fresh ginger, turmeric, cumin, cayenne and fresh lemon juice.
deelish! another deelish thing that we love is cabbage roll soup. we looooove cabbage roll soup.
the base for this soup can be found here (at our sadly-hasn't-been-updated-in-a-dawg's-age recipe blog). after you make the base you just add how much beef broth and tomatoe juice that you like.
we added some spinach the next day.
and the last of it was finished the next day for breakfast. i told you we loved this stuff!!!
we also love stirfries and have veggie stirfries several times a week, sometimes just plain and sometimes with a soya sauce.
today marks 6 weeks that jambaloney has been gluten free. i have cheated quite a bit. so we decided to make some amish whitebread.
and some hamburger buns.
jambaloney is dying for a hamburger on the bbq so that's what's for supper: homemade buns, just-so spiced hamburger patties, avocado, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, tomatoe and lettuce with a schlew of grilled veggie skewers, and a variety of condiments - yummeh!
hey kids! you want an excellent afternoon snack? how about some cereal with almond milk, frozen blackberries from your own land and some maple syrup.