now i just need chickens and a burro. 2

The urban farm setup is nearing completion! Last night, we assembled Earthtainer #2 and planted tomatoes and peppers: I also planted flowers in the windowbox, ornamental grass in the front planters, and Matt killed weeds dead. We just need a few more plants and some mowing, and our yard will be ready for summer. Afterwards, we made empanadas for dinner. ...

all my photos from this weekend are of food.

This weekend was gorgeous, which means we spent a lot of time outdoor-dining. Saturday, I made roti as part of our awesome Caribbean meal. It involved making a bunch of vegetable curry (something I could eat as leftovers every day for a month), and dhalpouri (flatbread with a layer of ground turmeric-seasoned dal inside). I was very, very proud of ...

restaurant week

Matt and I decided to go back to Saffron for restaurant week. Last time we were there, I declared it the best meal I’d ever had in Minneapolis, but I wondered if possibly that was affected somewhat by the pre-dinner shower champagne. It’s a good idea to verify those things, after all. I wasn’t wrong. Saffron is amazing. I’m lucky ...

in which i make stuff. 2

Here’s what I’ve been working on in this excellent new year. I made a bunch of washcloths and a scrubby at Judy’s request. She loves the ones I made her last year. I just love knitting washcloths, because they take about 3 minutes each. It’s gratifying. Technically I knit this over a year ago, but I finally got some felt ...