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From The Orchard

This morning I had to run some errands and once I got through I had the urge to go exploring. There was a road off the main road that I always wondered where it went so I took it. Jamison works from home most days and Lex opted to stay home with him, so I was sans kidlet and in the mood for an adventure. I had a general idea where I thought the road ended up, I had a county map in the car if I got really lost, and if the road did in fact end up where I thought it would, then I planned to go over to the library and see if I they had a copy of Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict (which they didn’t).

So I’ve guessed you figured out that the road ended up where I thought it would. I love it when that happens. So since I was where I thought I’d be I decided to stop by the orchard before I went to the library to see what they had today hoping to find some strawberries (Score!) and possibly some peas (No score, but he told me they’d be in this weekend or early next week!) because I’m slightly obsessed with both.

Unfortunately this year we weren’t able to swing the CSA. We didn’t have the upfront cash we needed to sign up at the time because well life’s a bitch and all that, but that didn’t mean that I wanted to totally forgo eating locally. There is just nothing like fresh, local fruits and vegetables, especially when it comes to strawberries! The strawberries today were a little dirty as you can see, but nothing a little water won’t fix, and oh my…The smell! The smell is heavenly!

So I happily picked up some broccoli, spring onions and strawberries. I’ll venture over next week in search of peas, and if I can keep the effing ground hog (who I have nicknamed “Satan” in case you’re wondering) off my porch and out of my garden containers which he seems to think is a free buffet, then I might have some peas of my own to harvest too!

So what are you all growing? What is available at your markets? What do you look forward to most? I’m curious…..

P.S. Two days in a row with an entry? A sign of the apocalypse I’m sure! ;oP As you can see I haven’t been blogging much lately. I’m easing back in to it and for a while I may just be talking about food in general, but feel free to tell me your thoughts on what is going through my head too. I have a few recipes to share too, just be patient with me as my mind is cluttered at the moment and I’m trying to figure out where life is heading.

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