In this week’s bag:
- head lettuce
- tuscan kale
- hydroponic tomato!
- baby turnips
- red radishes
- golden delicious apples
I didn’t get the opportunity to take a photograph of the sweet little bouquet that we got this week right after picking it up- but it has been on display to brighten our spirits. I of course can not wait to see the peonies bloom, and appreciate the iris, for it reminds me of my mom.
Both the beau and I were super excited to see all that lettuce waiting to be gobbled up! We had a big storm two nights ago that had a tornado warning and unfortunately wiped out some of our lettuce in our mini garden on the back porch. The winds were so so strong and blew over most of my violas and nastoriums; they are growing stronger in the sun each day. Our broccoli and kale were unharmed and are about a foot tall or so. When we get a free chance, our string of lights will be hung and the debris from the store will be swept up, it’ll be better than ever. I do love our little porch.
You better believe that that tomato is in my salad today! Along with some head lettuce, dried cranberries, crumbled raw pecans and a homemade honey lemon dressing- so good! I’ll be leaving very early Saturday morning and won’t be returning until Monday night, so it’ll be up to the beau to use up all this fresh deliciousness. Who knows what he’ll create when on his own. We did make a big batch of arugula pesto this past week for a pasta dish and I ended up using the last batch of turnips with a potato to make a morning bowl of “pancakes” with a tofu scramble… the consistency was a little… soupier than I anticipated… but it was still tasty. I’m a mixer of food anyway.
Despite it being my five year college reunion this weekend, I’m heading out of town to hike! Of course, right? Tomorrow is National Trails Day so Paula and I are volunteering to clean up after the winter melt. Sunday and Monday will hopefully be spent dodging the rain and reaching new summits. I am so close to the halfway mark! We both have a lot of new gear that we can’t wait to test out (sleeping bags, tents, stoves, a BEAR CANISTER!). This will be my first official overnight as a backpacker and it’s exciting to put all my research into action. Hiking gear is expensive and I did a lot of reading to ensure the products that I was purchasing would last me years. Once tested, I’ll share what I brought, what I’m planning on bringing during my big trip in July and how well everything worked out.
Oh! And I also can’t wait to share a post about hiking and eating VEGAN! There are so many options out there and I haven’t even started dehydrating my own meals! I think the number one question I get is: what do I eat when on the trails? And the answer is always: food! Yes, a day trip is different than an overnight but not by much; as long as you are eating calorie dense *and* nutrient loaded foods, you’ll feel full and strong. More on that definitely to come.
It’s going to be a warm weekend, I hope you all stay happy, active and hydrated my friends!