Monday, September 29, 2014

Hello!!

Long time no blog..right?  So lame, I know! Anywho I am back and so much has happened since I last posted.  My summer was super packed with awesomeness. Lets see if I can remember the highlights.... my best friend (Ashley) got married which included beautiful showers and a fun little bachelorette party, I got to see family on every summer holiday, my Uncles Pat and Bobby got married and I had a blast at their reception, finished my first ever summer class, spent a weekend in a cabin in Gatlinburg celebrating turning 30 with lifelong girlfriends, went white water rafting for the first time, Johnny and I enjoyed our first year as CSA members, and I think that hits the highlights, O wait one more thing did happen...WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!

I want to get all caught up on here so I can start sharing little projects around the house, new recipes and the everyday happenings around here.  Having a bigger kitchen has been my very favorite part of having a house:)  As I am sitting here so much is running through my mind that I want to share!  I'm really not sure how I ended up going so long without posting but if you know me personally you know I LOVE FALL, so I am bursting to share fallish things:))  I am glad to be back and will be posting a few catch up posts and after that on with fall and house and food and whatever else flies through my world!
Here's a super quick summer rap up in pictures...

Dirty 30 baby...



 Ash got married...













4th of July..




Home sweet home..





It's good to be back!
Happy Fall!
Love, T

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