Friday, July 30, 2010

The best three soundtracks of all time

A little discussion point for y'all. I'm sure we can all agree these are excellent soundtracks.
What are your top three? Or perhaps you are too snooty for soundtracks. Perhaps you were a music major and only listen to avant garde something something.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Suburban Version of OFF THE GRID

N is once again taking classes, so it was just me and the kids for dinner. I made zucchini pancakes using a stupid pathetic onion from the garden. Wait, I mean, don't you wish you had tiny onions whenever a recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of diced onion? Ha ha! No cut open leftover stinky onion in my fridge! No. I use my single-serving size PERSONAL onions that I grow myself! How clever!

They were served with applesauce (made from my friend's apple tree last September and frozen) and homemade yogurt (because we were out of sour cream).

And the kids, as always, loved them. Starving the poor tykes by having them in swimming classes at the normal dinner hour had only a small influence on their hunger, I'm sure.

I plan to bask in the glow of my self-sufficiency for the rest of the day. At least.

Book club

Stitches: A Memoir by David Small. A very quick read, and our first graphic novel since Fun Home, a very long time ago.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Photo evidence

You know, in case you don't really believe me when I talk about this "garden" I "work" on and "enjoy" so "much."
The main garden, overview. In the forefront, what's left of the Three Sisters, namely the hubbard squash. Under them, strawberry plants.
Now panning in sections from right to left...

On the left is the red orache, at full height of four feet. In the foreground one giant massive plant, aka yellow summer squash, with zucchini next to it. Behind them, 5 tomato plants. Behind them, very successful raspberry bushes (barely visible).
Some overlap with previous photo, but here we see the small brussel sprout plants in the left coldframe, asparagus plants (which look like wispy ferns) in the background. Insane oregano and chives in the front of photo.

Left front, tiny basil and swiss chard. Then giant peas, with the out of control cukes behind. Another 8 tomato plants. Parsley going to seed in front right. What a wall of green.

Container with a tomato plants and two eggplants. Behind are the windowboxes with lettuce.
Part of compost bin on left. Potatoes and winter squash growing on the ground. Pole beans growing up side of garage. Nea ate about 15 green beans yesterday! Hurrah!