Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Green Thumb (or lack thereof)
I’m BACK. Sorry for the sporatic bloggage lately. It’s been a little crazy up in here! My cousin got married (tons of wedding week festivities), my other cousin had a going away party (she just moved to the Czech Republic), my sister-in-law had her baby shower… and the list goes on! Anyhow, I am BACK and ready to blog.
This past week I decided to start a little garden on my balcony. We own a 3 story town home so we don’t have a yard (at least one that isn’t communal). So I’m going to ol’ potted garden route! Cross your fingers everyone, I don’t have the best reputation when it comes to keeping plants alive! haha Here’s what I’ve got going on so far:
Basil and Flat-Leaf Parsley – I’ve already used some of the basil on homemade Pizza (delicious!)
Mint – Can we say MOJITO?! Just in time for the heat that has arrived here in FL. It already feels like summer!
And last, but not least… Strawberries – My FAVORITE fruit. Ever.
So that is the start of my potted garden! I’m super pumped! While on the topic of being pumped, I have to give a quick shout out to my Uncle Bruce and Aunt Amy who sent me this gem of a treat:
Homemade Maple Syrup! HOLLA! I was ecstatic to receive a bottle of this liquid gold in the mail! Uncle Bruce literally puts taps in his maple trees and makes these bottles of goodness with the sap! Thanks guys – you rock!
Oh, and speaking of homemade… here’s a quick photo update on my homemade vanilla extract:
A little Squirrel found her way into the picture (aka: Maddie)
They’ve been ‘marinating’ for about 5 1/2 weeks now… only 3 1/2 more weeks left! Remember when they looked like this? I am super duper excited to use this stuff in a few weeks!!
Alright ya’ll… I’m off to B-Study with some fantastic ladies! I’m bringing dessert… Key Lime Trifle! mmm… I’ll leave you with a photo of one sweet and handsome Boxer dog: