|A skinny, but strong asparagus stalk|
|Mesclun mix (L), India Tendergreen Mustard (R)|
|Lush Herbs: Lemon Balm, Oregano, Cilantro,|
and Lemon Thyme
|V's Peas will be ready to trellis soon|
|Garlic along the fence (looks like one stepped|
out of line)
|Very strong Swiss Chard that overwintered|
|Strong, happy rhubarb|
|Gave up growing any annual veggies in this raised|
bed, trying perennial fruits. The blackberries did
very well out front last year so I planted three more
|Shaped and ready to dehydrate|
|Into the dehydrator you go|
|After the first round of dehydrating. Next we cut, then dry some more.|
I will let you follow the recipe online if interested. And here is another link to explore if you're interested. I did, however, have to add the suggested additional flax meal (and also a bit of coconut flour) to the first recipe so it wasn't so sticky.) I'll leave those choices up to you, if you venture down the raw bagel path. It was the first time I had used my dehydrator for "cooking." I love the flavor and texture of these little "biscuits," as Vera calls them. I chose to dip them in a combo of poppy seeds, extra coarse kosher salt, and garlic sesame seeds, which really upped the yum factor.
Still finding bits and pieces of time to sew. Last weekend there was an epic nap on Vera's part, which allowed me to finish another sundress for her on an otherwise dreary day. This one I made from a random thrifted pillowcase. It's not the standard "pillowcase dress." I actually laid out pattern pieces and treated it as a piece of fabric versus the quick-sew method using the case mostly in tact as one would with the more traditional method to which I've linked. I love the checker pattern of this material, which throws me back to the 80s. Just need a pair of of kid-size Vans or, better yet, jelly shoes and we're set!
Looking forward to a lovely weekend getting more seeds into the garden. Hoping to plant beans and maybe some cucumbers/summer squash. Enjoy your day whether you're celebrating Mother's Day or not.
|The "everything" bagel|
|From Pillowcase to Sundress for about $1 in materials|