Monday, November 10, 2014

from garden to kitchen in november

We'd checked everything off of our list today: piano practiced, poem worked on, math games played, and history shared over lunch...and then Sarah called to ask if anyone wanted to come pull pepper plants out of the garden she manages with the University.  Perfect timing for me and for Ani.  Eliza stayed home to read and work on her story before Jazz class, so we walked over without her.

It is the last burst of sun, I hear, before the cold comes.

Time to pull out the peas. Too bad, they looked just about ready to give up the blooms for the fruit.

Ani loves Sarah and she thrives when she is helping accomplish something real. Don't we all?

We made quick work of it, and then I had to go looking for these two who had disappeared with the wheelbarrow.  I found them in the huge-a-mongous leaf pile...

Leaf Love
Before heading home we harvested radishes, spinach, kale, bok choy, cilantro and mint! Wow, such abundance for November 10! We got home and set about turning the radishes into this tasty dip to take to a potluck tonight...Find yourself some radishes and enjoy!

Raw Radish Dip - a recipe I got from my Aunt Monica

1 cup finely chopped radishes
1 8oz package cream cheese, at room temp
1 garlic clove, minced
1 TBS lemon juice
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried dill

Combine and chill - or don't! - and garnish - or don't! - and EAT.

Ten days! I've made it ten days of posting in November! Yeehaw!

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