Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Strange, but Wonderful

Tomato, Peanut butter and Mayo Sandwich:  Trust me the combination is heavenly.  It is especially transcendent when you use homemade mayo, homemade bread and a big slice of an heirloom tomato.

I don't know about you, but this time of year I start craving summer food.   It seems like as soon as I order the tomato seeds I remember how bland winter eating can be.  We've eaten our way through the potatoes, there are enough sweet potatoes for one more meal, and there's one big Hubbard squash ready to be cooked.  The freezer is still packed, but we're down to just green beans and chard for anything green.  The greens in the garden aren't ready to be picked yet, and sprouts aren't much fun without anything else.  Finally, we opted out of a CSA share this time around because we're trying to reduce our grocery budget and eat what we have.  So this Valentine's Day I'm not dreaming of chocolate, or a fancy seafood dinner.  Nope, I'm just dreaming of the day when I can start having these every, single day for lunch (and sometimes dinner too).  Can't wait.


  1. Make your own mayo.... yes please! I am sure it is something ridiculously simple, but please fill me in!

  2. You can read about how to make your own mayo here