I know it's spring and time to move onto spring vegetables, but there were some yummy-looking leeks in the grocery store the other day, and I couldn't resist! So here's a quick recipe:Leek, New Potato, and Kale Bake( recipe )
Tomorrow, for my friend's graduation BBQ, I'm making an orzo pasta salad with marinated veggies. They had some GORGEOUS-looking eggplants at the grocery store: deep purple, and cream and purple-striped ones. I also bought some zucchini, yellow summer squash, a red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and some marinated olives and feta cheese. I think I'm going to add some oregano from the herb garden. What I can't decide is this: should I cook the veggies? How is eggplant raw? My instinct is to roast the veggies, but: before or after I marinate them? Hmm...conundrums.
(Good lord, is this journal boring! If it's not me complaining, it's me wittering on about food! When do I get my Old Lady badge?)
It was a beautiful sunny day, and I spent the afternoon puttering around in the garden. The cat accompanied me, and spent her time pretending to be a street-savvy Wild Animal. She very nearly went after a bumblebee who was working the hyacinths, but wisely decided he was out of her league.
I then went inside, and re-potted some of the seedlings I'd started that were getting too big for the starter trays. Remember the baby pictures I posted of my seedlings? Well, look at my pumpkins now: ( Trying to save flist space... )
I also have a FANMIX up at sherlockmas
. Check it out
, and feel free to point and laugh at my taste in Angsty Chick Music. :P
In conclusion, SPRING IS FINALLY HERE! OMG, LOOK:
Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout! Happy weekend, everyone. xx :D
And now, to work on the latest Music Battle Challenge from evilhippo
. This one is FIENDISHLY DIFFICULT: I must tell a story through my song choices, without repeating any artists!