I don’t grow any of my own food. I can keep store-bought basil plants alive for a decent amount of time, but that’s really it. There is a backyard garden in my brain, but I’m not yet convinced I have the time to devote to it. We don’t get much sun. It seems like more of a challenge than I’m willing to take on right now.
Luckily, other people grow food for me. In addition to our CSA boxes (more on that later this week), sometimes I come to work to find the Produce Fairy has left me a little treat on my desk.
Today, it was this snack-sized cucumber and red bell pepper:
It’s nice to have friends whose thumbs are so green.
They tell me my oven was too hot or my middle rack was too low. Probably both. I scraped off the burnt bottoms and have declared them edible, so they are now in my freezer.
Thanks to everyone who’s been kind enough to provide me with their favourite bread recipes. I will try them all. We don’t have a bread maker, so I’ll be mixing either by hand or in my stand mixer and baking in the oven. My mother uses her bread maker regularly, so I’ll pass those recipes along to her.
Keep that advice coming.