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Well, another week has gone by. I cannot believe it is the end of May already. In a couple of weeks we will leave for vacation and I feel completely unprepared...

On a better note, I had two great weeks of pea season with the best shelled yield ever. Usually it is about 1 cup shelled per pound unshelled, with these two batches it was double, so I was able to make: penne with peas, asparagus, and scallions, pea and ricotta torte, pea and pork belly carbonara, and farro salad with peas, favas, and tomatoes. I also made English muffin bread; which was easy and turned out quite well.

A week ago Saturday, we went to a regional musical; "50 Shades, the Musical." I was not sure exactly what to expect, but it was quite funny. Way over the top with a ton of vulgar humor, but still pretty fun, particularly if you read the books (I read 2 of 3.) I would guess it might offend if you were really in love with the books, but if you liked them or were kind of meh, like me, it was funny.

We made progress on our small vegetable and herb gardens...The former now has: 1 Cherokee tomato, 2 Roma tomatoes, 1 Sweet 100 tomato, 2 Brandywine tomatoes, 1 yellow pepper, 1 orange pepper and 1 jalapeno pepper. This week, I will add basil (yes, it is an herb, but grows well with tomatoes.) For the herbs, we have thyme and rosemary (having trouble getting sage,) and mint in a pot. Once I find some sage and possible a serrano pepper plant, I think we will be done with that.

I also rode my bike for the first time in about a year yesterday. I was rusty and had my normal luck (a small crash,) but otherwise it went well. Heading to permanent home this week and hoping to be able to clean the porch and start cleaning the porch furniture. Until next time.
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Wow; I cannot believe it has been almost a month since I posted last. I will bullet things so I do not forget anything (hopefully.)

*American Idiot: It was good (as long as you are a Green Day fan.) Kind of reminded me a bit of Tommy, not sure why. Although, I wish there had been more story, some things were a little hard to grasp. Interesting thing; obviously some people had no idea about the content, because about 1/2 way through a bunch of people left (during a sex and drug use scene.)

*Migraine/sinus allergy headache: I had one for an entire week. Not sure if it was due to peri-menopause or allergies or what, but gym attendance really suffered. I was able to make it to yoga that week and have had good weeks since then.

*Cooking/baking: Around Easter, meat pie (really good,) rhubarb custard pie (first lattice crust.) Since then strawberries have come in season, so strawberry mousse (definitely will make again,) strawberry short cake (have frozen biscuits waiting for more strawberries,) strawberry salad (a savory favorite,) strawberry gelato (another easy favorite,) strawberry jam (now I need to make scones and clotted cream,) and a NY Times walnut bread (best looking bread to date.)

TourtiereStrawberry MousseStrawberry GelatoStrawberry Jamphotophoto


*This week heralded the beginning of our very short pea season (maybe 2 weeks,) so I have three pounds waiting to be shelled.

*We are going to see a "50 Shades..." parody musical thing on Saturday, so hopefully I will have funny stuff to report next time.

*Our mint is growing like gangbusters, so I see mojitos in my future. I picked up some thyme, golden and orange pepper plants, and Cherokee purple tomato plants that will need to go in the ground this weekend. We are not going to have a big garden, but I am looking forward to it.

That is all for now.

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