Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Vegetable Land

Have you ever heard of community supported agriculture (CSA)?  If you have, awesome..If you have not, a CSA is basically a group of people in a community that contribute to fund a community garden.  In return each share holder receives fresh, locally grown, pesticide free produce weekly from May until frost!  Until a couple of months ago I had no idea there were CSAs in our area.  Johnny and I decided to buy a share and see what a CSA is really all about!  We are members of  Vegetable Land :)  So far we have received four weeks of goodies, the first week we got morel mushrooms, the second week we received tomato plants, pepper plants and basil plants and the past two weeks the produce has started to come in! 
My goal is to post how I use the produce that we receive, clearly I am a bit behind however I did snap a couple pictures of these past weeks!

Here are some pictures of the past few weeks as CSA members..

Plant Week:
I had to plant in my grandparents garden because we are still living in an apartment but hopefully next year I will be putting these guys in my very own garden!





Week 1 of produce:
lettuce, arugula, dandelion greens, garlic chive, and daikon radish
We used everything except the garlic chive, I just never found a use for it:/  The lettuce was used on hamburgers, wraps and in salads.  The rest of the greens were used in salads and juiced.  The daikon radish was juiced. 

Week 2 of produce:
lettuce, spinach, mint, garlic scapes, cherry radishes, and sugar snap peas.
(apparently Burli like sugar snap peas?)
We are still working on this weeks produce but so far we have continued to use the lettuce on wraps.  I added spinach to the large salad I had made up from the end of last weeks greens.  I stir fried last night and used the cherry radishes and a few garlic scapes.  The mint has been used in my tea and water for flavoring.  I plan to make garlic scape pesto this week as well:)

Now that I am up to date with our CSA happenings I hope to keep up in the upcoming weeks:)

Happy planting!
Love, T

Goodbye May..

As spring comes to an end and summer is knocking at the door I am excited about lots of upcoming happenings summer holds..wedding showers, bachelorette parties, my best friend's wedding:), summer girls trip, baby showers and hopefully a new house!  But before I get all excited about summer I want to wrap up May..Here are a few of the things I never got around to posting about..

Mother's Day..

 
 
Kel got married..
 
Mushroom hunting with Nate..

Pool time with Buddy and Tori..

Johnny and I joined a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)...
I am super excited about the CSA so it deserves it own catch up post next:)

Happy June!
Love, T

Memorial Weekend

Better late than never, right?!

Here was Memorial Day Weekend..
Family, food, campfires, bunnies and making homemade stoves..you know..for the zombie apocalypse:)







 









 
Happy Day!
Love, T

Friday, May 16, 2014

Spring Burlap Wreath Ideas..

I made my mom and grandma burlap wreaths for Mother's Day and I had some leftover supplies so I decided to make myself a couple:)
You will need:
Burlap Ribbon
Scissors
Pins or hot glue gun
Straw wreath form

 
For this one: simply wrap the ribbon around the wreath form and pin at the beginning and at the end.
Make your bow and pin or glue on! It is that easy!
 
 If you do not have enough of one color to wrap the wreath you can use scraps..

Of course it is always nice to have a helper..
Here are the wreaths I made for Mother's Day..

There are lots and lots of tutorials on these types of wreaths available on Pinterest!
Happy Friday!
Love, T

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Early Morning with Burli

I rarely get to enjoy the peacefulness of early mornings.  Yes I get off at 7am, but all I want to do is get to sleep ASAP!  On my days off I can wake up around 9am and feel just fine but there is nothing like the light in the early morning around 6-630.  So yesterday I was awakened by my hungry kitty cat at 530 and instead of heading right back to bed I decided to stay up and enjoy the morning!  Johnny is usually awake to take care of poor wasting away Burlington but he was out of town yesterday so Burli hit me up right on schedule:)

I decided to enjoy breakfast outside..
 Can't anyone eat in peace around here??....:)
 Went inside to get him and he decided he was over it..
 After a little annoyance from yours truly he changed his mind..
 Fresh air for kitty..



Happy Kitty!
Love, T