Here's a little summary of what I've been up to recently:
The garden also went in really late this year - we kept having frost warnings right through the end of May! It also hasn't really stopped raining, which hasn't helped getting things into the ground.
This year's garden is much smaller than usual, since I don't plan on spending too much time out there near the end of this pregnancy. The only things I've planted are:
Black Plum Tomato
some flowers out front that the munchkin picked out
The tomato plant is a very prolific (and very tasty!) variety, and I'm looking forward to re-supplying my stash of salsa!
The sage, chives, thyme, spearmint, rhubarb and strawberries all survived the winter, which was also pretty convenient.
The two books that I have read since my last update, which have stuck out to me are: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (slow moving, but very atmospheric and sadly sweet) and The Acolyte by Nick Cutter (this one is a distopian novel where the science-denying, Evangelical religious right have taken over and instituted a sort of dictatorship. Very creepy read!).
Finally, I'm very happy the seasonal farmer's markets are back! There is a year-round market not too, too far from us, but I am fond of the seasonal market that is much closer. When my finds at the market are combined with what we get in our produce delivery box, some very tasty meals can be had!
I've ended up making this sandwich for lunch the past two days in a row (I only have a cell phone pic, so my apologies if you can't view it well)
Herb & cheese sourdough from De La Terre Bakery
Garlic & chive fresh chevre (goat cheese) from Fifth Town Artisan Cheese
Spring mix from one of the veggie vendors at the market (I can't remember which one!)
Sweet Russian Mustard from Kozliks Canadian Mustard (I prefer the spicy Russian, but we ran out!)
and then tomato, cucumber and radish from the produce delivery.
Do you have a market nearby, or a favourite sandwich?