Friday, April 30, 2010

Daily Dinner

fava beans with herbs

Daily Harvest

Here I am shelling six and a half pounds of favas!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Daily Dinner

Fava beans with oregano and preserved Meyer lemon; mustard greens with garlic and fake sausage; black rice.

Daily Harvest

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Daily Dinner

Artichokes! The first of the season! With goat cheese + lemon +thyme sauce; quinoa with herbs.

Daily Harvest

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Daily Bread

Yeah, work at home Thursdays!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Daily Swarm

Our bees keep swarming!
Here is Jonathan wearing my tiny bee keeping gloves and successfully catching the swarm you see there dangling from the bush.
Unfortunately the bees left the box after a few hours, and weren't able to be picked up by a new bee keeper.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Garden Photo

Here we are, starting to transition to the summer garden! We just moved the chickens to the garden bed where all of the broccoli has gone to seed, and put in tomatoes where the chickens used to be. The favas that have been growing all winter are front ant center.

Daily Snack


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Daily Harvest

Daily Dinner

Eggs somethingorother! Poached eggs on homemade bread with swiss chard (+ mushrooms). Side of broccoli rabe. Side of potatoes (not ours) with tomato jelly from the summer. Eff yes.

Daily Harvest

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Daily Dinner

Daily Bread

Cinnamon rolls we ate in the backyard with neighbors. I love butter.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Daily Dinner

Salad: fava beans, arugula, mint, oregano, sage, and garlic greens from the garden + olives, mozerella, artichoke hearts, and the sprouts Kate made from mung beans following the instructions from a hippy garden zine.

Quinoa: with backyard honey, avocado leaf + mushrooms, onions, saffron.

Backyard Birds

A pair of tufted titmice is nesting in our birdhouse. The last two springs we've had chickadees raise families there. The titmice babies hatched a couple of days ago and we hear them peeping, especially right after a parent bird pops into the bird house with a little bug in its beak. What a great present this birdhouse is. Thanks, Mama!

Also, yesterday I three or four cedar waxwings in the avocado tree- a new kind of backyard bird!

Daily Harvest

Swarming Bees

These bees swarmed from our hive. I caught them in a cardboard box and was inordinately proud of myself.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Daily Harvest

We made a salad with all this which includes mint, borage flowers, and lavender flowers.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Daily Bread

quinoa+millet+pumpkin seed

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Daily Chicken Cuddle

ZaSu Pitts
The Kracken

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Daily Dinner

Wild rice with preserved meyer lemons
Vegetable sizzle: fava beans, peas, leeks, kale, radish, daikon, herbs, garlic