Happy Tuesday Folks!
We had a relaxed, family oriented weekend during which I tasted hot cross buns for the first time. I had assumed that Hot Cross Buns was merely a silly nursery rhyme until my father-in-law picked up a few of these sweet and moist treats at the Tilt House Bakery. I was in disbelief that my indulgence menu has been lacking such delicious food bites.
A bottle of our first batch of beer was finally opened this weekend. It tasted like beer – dismissing any doubts that Chris had about its success – but more carbonation is necessary, at least for our taste. To the liquor store we’ll go as we wait a few more weeks for fizzy happenings.
Watching gardening documentaries while Samuel was napping in my arms (a very rare occurrence) was my favourite part of the weekend. Urban agriculture and farming movies are an important ritual to get me inspired and ready for the growing season ahead. Growing Farmers highlighted the Farm Incubator Program on Long Island. In this short movie chuckles ensued upon learning that there is a tomato variety named after one of my food heroes Michael Pollan. The other, longer, movie Edible City: Grow the Revolution talks about the growing local food movement in San Francisco.
It might be rainy, grey and foggy out there but the temperatures have been above zero, which is a sure sign that spring is right around the corner. Right, Sheilagh?
Have a wonderful week! Make it count.