Traffic at this blog jumped this week – thanks for reading, all! And thanks for the comments. There are some updates on a few of this week’s posts, so I thought I’d do them all at once here.
- According to the recipient of the giveaway tomatoes I wrote about on Friday, the key factor helping those tomatoes outpace the ones in my garden may be the ‘performance enhancing drugs‘ built into the potting soil. Mystery somewhat solved.
- The boyfriend sent me a picture he took (right) of our fabulous dessert at Brasserie Beck, where he took me for my birthday. Check out the ornate Happy Birthday script and flourishes the staff put on the plate. Great food, classy service.
- Wednesday’s skeptical post on mulberries elicited some decidedly pro-mulberry responses. Unfortunately, the recent rains seem to have knocked most of the berries off the tree near my apartment, but I’m going to check out some of the trees near my garden plot later today. If I can harvest some, I’ll take them home to freeze or dehydrate for later use.
- After making a Rhubarb Cosmopolitan on Monday, later in the week I made a Rhubarb Whiskey Sour (right). Not bad, although I’m only a marginal whiskey fan to begin with. I had more success with Darren’s suggestion of a Rhubarb Bellini, which made with cheap Trader Joe’s prosecco. Delicious and pretty! I want to have people over for brunch just so I can serve rhubarb bellinis.
- One more blog I should’ve included in my DC-area food/gardening/sustainability links post is the blog Going Green DC, which does a nice job highlighting local events, businesses, and products that are eco-friendly.
Now I’m off to the market, as usual. Here are a couple of extra photos that I didn’t post last week: