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Feeding my sister

One of the sweetest things about living here is that my sister grows food plants, which we then harvest and I prepare and feed to her.

She has counted that we have a total of 17 tomato plants going this year, between this house and her house.

Over breakfast this morning, we decided to start a Bean of the Month Club. There are all kinds of crazy and interesting legumes for sale at Monterey Market, so each month we'll get a new variety to cook and try out.

Things cooked this weekend: black beans times infinity, yogurt, artichokes, honey mustard vinaigrette, lemon-ricotta pancakes with lemon curd, buttermilk ranch dressing, lavender-lemon muffins. Side note: many of the lemons on the lemon tree are mostly pith with little actual juice.

Oh, and two very old hamburger patties that were in the freezer. My housemate A isn't likely to be around very much in upcoming months because he's pouring all of his spare time into working on completely overhauling a house up in Seattle. There are several different things of ground beef in various preparations in the freezer that aren't going to improve with age. So I am going to try cooking them to feed them to animals who like meat.

I guess I've been a vegetarian for around 17 years now? Well, I have to tell you, I found cooking the ground beef burger patties utterly disgusting. What is up with all of the fat that came oozing out of it? I am also terrible at it. If I decide to continue this project, I should use a lower cooking temperature. Bleaugh.



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Apr. 25th, 2016 01:23 am (UTC)
The you-grow-em-I'll-cook-em plan sounds fabulous.
I wonder if you could graft more agreeable limbs onto the lemon tree?
Apr. 25th, 2016 04:29 pm (UTC)
I suspect the lemon tree's main issue is water. It might? be on the drip irrigation system, but I'm not sure, and the last several years have been pretty dry. I think I just have to remember that I'll probably need multiple lemons anytime I want to make anything with lemon juice. I'll be satisfied, actually, if I can just manage to keep up with lemon production.
Apr. 26th, 2016 12:35 am (UTC)
Oooh I forgot drought.
Apr. 26th, 2016 08:11 pm (UTC)
does the house have rain barrels?
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