There's a lot of green coming up this time of year. And I knew the time would come when I'd have to bring out my old friend from retirement
The neighbor to my right mowed his lawn 2 days ago, putting the rest of us to shame. I could feel people judging me. I had dandelions and a messy lawn. My neighbor on the other side works also so both of us felt pressure to mow our lawns after work today. The rest of our block are retired so we are always last to get the deed done.
As I was finishing, V was weeding her flower bed and suddenly screamed. I ran over and look what we found
Isn't he cute? He was hiding in the weeds and she accidently grabbed him. Naturally I laughed but I would have freaked too.
I have 2 new shrubs waiting for planting. An endless summer hydrangea and some kind of willow. The garden centre lady said I needed to let them "harden" for a week or two.
So for now I'm leaving them outside all day until bedtime and then I tuck them in the garage in case there is a frost. I hope I can plant them soon because the longer they are in my direct care, the higher the chance they will die 😃
And in other Spring "green" news, it's finally fiddlehead season. Fiddleheads are a young edible fern and they are only in season for a couple of weeks. I love them. I cooked up a batch last night, covered in butter and splashed with vinegar
They are great as a side, also work great in quiche. I saw a recipe online for fiddlehead chowder so I might try that this week too. I have another bag in the fridge ready to cook
Supper tonight wasn't green but they were so cute I took a photo. I call them Mexican chicken boats
I saw these new mini tortilla bowls at the grocery store and had to try them. I filled with shredded chicken, fresh corn, olives, cheese and taco sauce. So yummy! And the possibilities for these little bowls are endless.