gardening 2016

This year we planted the largest garden we've ever had. Radishes, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower, green beans, peppers, strawberries, sunflowers, and blueberries are all finding light, water, and warm soil in our backyard. Yesterday the bulk of our radishes were ready to be plucked from their warm little bed (Reluctant Dragon reference) and boiled. When you mash boiled radishes, the texture and taste (when mixed with the same seasoning you would with mashed potatoes) is gloriously close to potatoes, without the negative, weight-gaining effects.

Do you compost? We take all of our non-edible food bits and add them to a jar on our kitchen counter, which then gets emptied into a large covered "trash can" in our backyard to turn into mulch, essentially, which we use to fertilize our garden and flower beds. It's been an easy and rewarding process.

Yesterday, I harvested lettuce, and Matt added it to a wrap with chicken, soy sauce, peppers, onions, and some mozzarella cheese, and called it lunch. I like having his perspective added into our meals, because I would have skipped the soy sauce in the cast iron skillet, and it totally made the meal.

This morning I was 156.2. I'm enjoying the journey!!

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