Apologies for the lack of blogging yesterday, but I got to spend the morning with Amy of Living Locurto and I Heart Faces, Laurie of Tip Junkie, and Holly of BurbMom, plus several other bloggers at the Milestone Culinary Arts Center/Viking Cooking School in uptown Dallas. (Wow, that just felt like a real big na-na-na-na-boo-boo.) There we got to meet and get our hands dirty with Missy Chase Lapine, The Sneaky Chef, who teamed up with Uncle Ben's as she showed us great ways to sneak vegetables and other wholesome foods into our kids' favorite meals.
I got lots of great tips from The Sneaky Chef, but I'm not ready to talk about that yet...that'll have to wait til Monday.
What I really want to show y'all is how Amy's balls are bigger than Laurie's balls!
Laurie even declared it onto her cookiesheet:
(They said it, not me...in fact, my thoughts were worse and will be noted on Monday.)
On to other important items:
I'm really excited with how my garden is coming along! Yesterday, I got to harvest the first of my salad blend at the big garden. Last week, my lettuce was perhaps two inches tall...
This week it looked like this:
So I got out my knife and sliced my salad about one to two inches from the ground.
I gained this trick from Dick Raymond who is the author of my favorite gardening book, Garden Way's The Joy of Gardening. By giving my lettuce a haircut it is forced to send up new sprouts of tender young leaves, and in about three more weeks my lettuce and spinach will be ready to harvest again.
Although as soon as it gets done raining this morning I am getting the BT powder out and dusting it on my salad, because I found two caterpillars while I was washing it last night. Like Dick Raymond says in his book, there ain't no worse feeling than finding caterpillars crawling on your plate.