Happy Friday Folks!
Last week was a particularly busy time. While Chris was rehearsing and playing at the show Chicago, I was getting ready for FEASt FEST and the Some Good Market. All the events went really well. Over 120 people came to FEASt FEST to learn more about how to grow vegetables in this beautiful city of ours. The food, inspired by the theme seeds was scrumptious and included various dips, salads, soups, and desserts such as a hemp-raisin dip, paprika-moose soup and chickpea-chocolate chip cookies. If you weren’t there you missed out on a great event but luckily photos and videos of the presentations are online and FEASt is planning to post the recipes on their site for all to enjoy.
We also started curing pork belly for another round of homemade bacon. The excess fat was trimmed and used to help make ginger-garlic breakfast sausages. On Sunday, once the franticness of the week subsided, we rewarded ourselves with a grand breakfast of homemade sausages and local eggs. Samuel was very happy; his typical temperament when delicious food is put in front of him. The bacon finished curing and was smoked this week. We never smoked bacon before so I am curious to try it out sometime over the weekend.
Starting seeds is the next thing in my agenda. With less than 6 weeks until the last frost date, I am ashamed to admit that tomatoes, hot peppers, and leeks have not been planted yet. I am not even sure if it is worth it at this point or if I should save the seeds for next year. Trying to stay positive and visualize a green and prolific yard with my little one running around.
Have a wonderful weekend! Make it count.