I’m zone 6 and under the snow and please, please help I’m so tired of baby bok choi if I see any more of it I’ll puke. but I’ve got more of it. why did I do that.
I have covid right now, it’s horrible. can’t do any work at all, not even carry water. my partner is doing that part. so I made matzoh and chicken soup with schmaltz (right when I first felt sick I made it) and have been living off it. used store carrots and celery for the stock but used carrots and potatoes I canned last year and herbs from the garden for the finished food.
I wish I had the energy to make another batch; I’m running out and the schmaltz is where the goodness is and I’ve eaten almost all of that off the top.
I made homemade pho for my stepson who also has covid, used hot peppers I dehydrated last year and fresh basil from the windowsill. he’s been adding in chili paste and lime and devouring it. he’s got it worse in his sinuses and headache so that’s what’s helping him. for me I’m just tired and coughing, so I get the chicken soup.
(pho is vetnamese beef broth with thin noodles and very thin beef slices in it, highly spiced. it’s a cure all like chicken soup is)
my partner luckily is not sick and we are all masking in common rooms- he’s eating beef stew and chili and venison roast and all kinds of stuff. I’ve been making the bok choi in any way I can find to make it, and he’s mostly been the one eating it all.
A couple types of garlic made it into the supper I prepared everyone here at the group home. (I had to cover for someone on a staff cook-night. I haven’t gotten to be the cook in a long time.)
I wish I’d had more to incorporate as it was a high-horta menu, but I hadn’t planned ahead.
Colcannon was a hit, as was creamy chicken and mushroom. Roasted maple carrots disappeared without any feedback, but no leftovers is a nice hint. Surprisingly, Potato Candy was ‘too sweet’. Not something I expected to ever hear from this crowd, but to be fair, it is 80% sugar, and somehow the thing weighs twice what the ingedients did.
Today I made a frittata with the abundance of rapini we grew this season and eggs our hens have laid (gotta keep up with those girls!)
I use the Zucchini Frittata recipe from King Arthur Flour’s website and adapt it to whatever veggie is overflowing in the garden. The cheese is pretty much interchangeable with whatever happens to be in the fridge. This particular frittata is my greenest yet!
That is a lovely mix! Next time I plan on sowing a variety of lettuce (this season I only sowed a buttercrunch). This was my first year ever growing lettuce and I was super-lazy about it. When I saw that the packet directed surface sowing, I thought, “Heck yeah! This will be easy!” So I scattered an entire packet in a 3.5’x10’ area and watered.
I barely thinned it at all (again, lazy) and now I truly have a “bed” of lettuce, thick and springy enough to sleep on. No matter how much we eat we never put a visible dent in it. Made a mental note to scale back next time.