What I've been doing this week. Welllllll ...
I'm going to keep this short because I have to run out to buy 14 cinder blocks, several fire starters and some boob stickers. As one does.
The cinder blocks are for making a new and improved sap boiling system for my maple syrup, the fire starters are for my regular old fireplace and the boob stickers are because HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY SEE THIS AD AND NOT BUY THEM?
You'll notice that they kick away inflammation and smelly odour.
It was one of the many bizarre ads to show up in my Instagram feed last week. Sometimes I wonder what kind of impression I'm giving the cyber world of myself. Because based on the Instagram ads that are chosen for me I'm someone very desperately in need of a new mattress, apple orchard equipment and floor length Japanese inspired winter coats with flying pigs all over them.
This weekend I have a lot to do to get ready for maple syrup season and planting season which means I won't have time to cook. I shall sustain my energy by eating whatever I can sweep up from the kitchen floor.
Either that or I'll pull one of the pizzas I made last weekend out of my freezer.
Over the past week I attempted my very first arrangement using instruction from my new Floret "A Year in Flowers" book and equipment. I didn't have a huge selection of flowers to choose from at my local florists (especially because I wanted to keep it at least a little bit natural and seasonal looking) but I'm happy with it in general and can't even WAIT to do the same using my own grown flowers.
Speaking of which:
SOME NEW VARIETIES OF FLOWERS I'M HOPING TO GROW THIS YEAR.
- Love in a Puff
Happy Birthday! Oh. It's not your birthday? Well the this was a waste wasn't it. ⇓
My niece Estelle hit the double digits last week. Her present, a patchwork of various wrapping papers I had, was topped with a bow made out of PEEPS. They're just held together with toothpicks. If you have an Easter birthday coming up keep it in mind.
p.s. I gave her a Nutribullet. Because what 10 year old doesn't want their own personal blender?
My latest article for The Old Farmer's Almanac is on stands now. It's the 2020 Garden Guide. I wrote about table toppers for every season and I have to say the layout they did with my text and photos is BEAUTIFUL.
You can get it pretty much anywhere that has a good selection of magazines.
Do NOT under any circumstances underestimate the deliciousness of tofu. Yes. Years ago it was associated with anemic looking, dirty hippies who smelled of patchouli and mushrooms. It's reputation has come a long way since then. So have hippies.
I've made this crispy fried tofu twice in the past couple of weeks (fingers crossed there are still some crumbs on the kitchen floor) and I'm looking forward to having it again. It. Is. SO. Good. But not just good, It's fast. Which are a couple of attributes that every busy woman appreciates in every aspect of her life.
Have a good remainder of your weekend! It's time for me to try and scrounge some cement blocks, wash some sap buckets and kick away inflammation and smelly odour.