Happy mid-week everyone.
I’m happy to report that everyone in our lovely household is feeling much better this week. Our Little Man is healing quite nicely and his convalescence should be over by Saturday. His appetite is back, he’s been happy and giggly and we’ve been having fun again.
Our morning routine has dramatically changed since yesterday. It used to be that our Little Miss and her dad would leave together around 6 h 45 am in order for her to be at preschool at 7 h 15 am and dad at work around 7 h 30 am. Needless to say, mornings were rushed and we had very little time to spend with each other.
Now that she has started at a new preschool that is literally two street corners away from our home, mom and little man get to walk her in the morning. That gives us the freedom to leave around 7 h 45 am. She is in school by 8 am and I calmly walk back home with the boy.
It’s a lovely place, housed in one of the old ancestral homes in the heart of town. She is adjusting, but genuinely seems happy. Picking her up tonight, I watched her play with a new group of friends. She was so engrossed she did not see me there. I think that is a very good sign! Oh! And did I mention kids bring their own lunch-boxes? I got to prepare my first school lunch last Monday night. Not sure I was quite ready for it emotionally, but I feel like I have so much more control over her health now. It’s a fantastic feeling!
Today, the weather surprised us again and what should have been a rainy day turned into warm and cloudy with sunny breaks. I got to work outside quite a bit and pick our first ingredients for a nice hearty spring inspired meal.
I could eat dandelion leaves in just about everything. Tomorrow, I’m thinking of going out into the yard and picking a huge bowl of them to freeze. That way, I could have them for smoothies, stews and soups, even after the season has passed. And yes! Those are the first 5 asparagus that were ready for munchin’. We also got thyme, marjoram, rosemary and Greek oregano out of our beds to make a lovely tomato sauce. Add sautéed Portobello mushrooms and some nutritional yeast and you have a perfect one pot meal. One pot meals are a favorite in our household : Minimum dishes, maximum flavors!
Have you started eating out of your garden’s bounty? Please share!