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There are 6 fruit trees being delivered today. 3 different apples, a Rainier cherry, a choke cherry, and a peach. We already have 3 plums, one apricot, 4 elderberries, 4 blueberry bushes, raspberry canes, and strawberries. I think we will have the fruit thing covered very soon. Everything is very young right now, but I’m expecting fresh fruit like nuts by the time I retire.
Basil, dill, and mesclun mix salad with almonds and parm sounds like heaven right now. Too bad no time for lunch.
Appetizers: Shrimp cocktail, Roasted garlic dip, Fancy cheese platter, Pickled cucumbers & garlic
Dinner: Big ass turkey, Gluten free stuffing, Homemade cranberry sauce w/ apples, Sweet potato salad, Mashed potatoes, Green beans, Butternut soup, Michael’s hard cider
Dessert: Chocolate cream pie, Pumpkin pie
We cooked all day! I hope the guys from Michael’s office have good appetites. The only thing missing is my mom and sister. I haven’t spent a holiday with either of them in at least 7 years. How sad is that? My dad came down for Christmas 5 years ago. That was.. Interesting. He always makes for an uncomfortable good time.
get in your car and drive to whole foods
buy non-gmo organic food
let the poor people eat the poison
Everything you can do helps.
The more who CAN buy non gmo/organic, farmers market faire, the better it is for everyone. It encourages the mainstream-ment (new word!) of good food. If you really want to help, grow organic veggies and give them to your foodbank.
We’ve had a bunch of sungold tomatoes, and two tiny tigerellas, but I ate the first Black Russian tomato off the vine today. Fuck. Yes. Tomatoes. Juicy, meaty, big-ass tomato goodness.
I wish I could grow noodles.