It’s Spring in Sacramento and I’m digging the 75-degree weather lately. So much so that I’ve found myself outside puttering in the yard and giving the grill a workout just about every day this week. I must remember these lovely days when the heat* sets in!
#135- May 14- Hummingbird Stalking
#136- May 15- Ditch digging almost done
137- May 16- My new office
|As a telecommuter, I often suffer from cabin fever. And since Starbucks jaunts get spendy, I’ve been looking for other spaces to occupy for hours at a time. Who knew the library would be close to perfect? It’s QUIET (mostly) and each desk has its own electrical outlet. The only thing? I didn’t realize how distracting all the yummy books would be!|
#138- May 17- Watermelon in the making
|This year’s garden experiment: Watermelon!|
#139- May 18- Stupendous no-cook strawberry ice cream
|I’ve been trying really hard not to let produce go to waste lately. With a Costco-sized container of strawberries in the fridge, that meant getting creative this week. I’d exhausted my capacity for plain strawberries, strawberries and pineapple, strawberries and pancakes, and strawberries in oatmeal. So I basically had** to make strawberry ice cream. Right? And now you do, too. It turned out SO well! The recipe was fairly simple and involved no custard-making (because we know how much I suck at that). I subbed half a cup of half-and-half for some of the heavy cream, and used half a cup of sugar and a few tablespoons of agave syrup. Don’t skimp on the lemon juice because it really pulls out the flavor of the berries. Enjoy!|
* It really helps to compare Sacramento “heat,” which I always thought was intense, to the oven that is Cactus Land.
** Do you like my flawless logic?