An Impersonator in Our Garden

It’s been so long since I posted something that I actually forgot how to do it.  Thank God for YouTube videos.

Lately, I’ve been harvesting rainbow Swiss chard, collard, red Russian kale, and beets from our garden.  We grew a mixed variety of beets this year.  When Kal cut into one, we were pleasantly surprised by its beautiful concentric circle pattern.  Who would have guessed beets could have layers like an onion?  We like using these fresh vegetables to make green smoothies (well, red smoothies, if we use a beet) and fresh garden salads.  Interestingly, the beet greens are supposedly more nutritious than the beet itself, packed with antioxidants and vitamins; so I’ve been using them in stir-fries and soups.

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Thanksgiving 2014 Live Blog — Kicking it off!!

Okay, we’ve been a bit silent on this blog, but there’s renewed energy to get back in it, at least for today. Diana wants us to live blog our Thanksgiving prep and feast, so I’m gonna kick it off with something done the day before, and by none other than Diana herself!

Don’t know why I didn’t think of it ever before, but last night I had the flowers already, and everyone was over for K’s family birthday pizza party. Putting two and two together, I asked Di to do the Thanksgiving flower arrangements last night and… Voila! They’re done. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it ever before, but last night I had the flowers already, and everyone was over for K’s family birthday pizza party. Putting two and two together, I asked Di to do the Thanksgiving flower arrangements last night and… Voila! They’re done.  (Note to self: do this every year! This is why we blog, right? Blog = notes to self)

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Beautiful, fall arrangements?  Check.

Next up: making my contribution to the desserts…