The weather isn't exactly right for planting around here yet, but I went a little crazy with my seed purchases last week. This year I am trying something new: rather than buying a bunch of starts in April or May, I am starting my own in my basement this week. Tomatoes, jalapenos, fennel, parsley, onions, carrots... the list goes on. I am even doing a seed exchange this year with a few friends to get a little variety. My husband has agreed to build me a couple of raised beds in the next few weeks, and my parents and I are going to do a "crop share". Don't I sound like I know what I am doing? This may be a huge disaster, as I am anything but a seasoned gardener. Actually this is only my second year and last year I only dabbled.
One huge inspiration was the new book Grow Great Grub which came out last month. I have just started looking through it, and I love love loveit.
I'll let you know how it goes. Successes and failures and what I learn from all of it - and hopefully a few recipes along the way!
I am just a mama who is trying her darndest to be healthy, keep my kids healthy, and my husband, too. Maybe you're a mama. Maybe you're a dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin... maybe you aren't any of the above! But you want to be healthy, too. So join me on this fun adventure to make healthy stuff, do healthy stuff - in a balanced sort of way. And yes, that means you get to eat chocolate, too.