I didn’t need a pee this week, well at least not in the middle of the night, so my CTWW post is running late.
I am still on split days, and that plays havoc with my timetable as well, not to mention my sanity.
The new stove is wonderful, able to cook real meals at last, instead of one-pot-wonders.
On with this week’s CTWW.
If you are experiencing winter instead of summer and don’t have fresh produce to preserve, please prepare at least one meal this week using local foods. This might include items preserved from last summer’s harvest, canned goods sold by local farmers, etc.
This challenge is sort of a rolling one for me. I am always doing bits and pieces, whether from my humble gardening efforts or produce from the supermarket or sacolão.
I’ll soon have my own tomatoes, I noticed the first is beginning to turn orange this morning. So apart from tomatoes to cook with, I’ll have a few left over to turn into homemade ketchup; one more product that I won’t have to buy.
I have finally succeeded in getting curly-leafed parsley to grow from seed after two failed attempts. Here in Brazil they use flat-leaf parsley, which I find rather bland. But next week I’ll be able to pick my first bunch of real parsley.
My cayenne peppers are doing well, and I will have four bushes to pick from, so there will be lots of pepper preserved in olive oil. I bottle far more than I can use, but they make great presents for friends.
Must away, make like the pigeons and flock off. I have classes to teach.