Thursday, June 19, 2014
Garlic Scapes ~ Storms
My garlic needed the scapes cut off, and although I was tempted to walk them over to "Big Boy," I ended up making pesto with them.
I bought these cute pesto cube trays, and they do come in two sizes. The smaller ones hold 2 ounces each, and pop in the tray nicely. I have to show these to Hubby, so he'll want to get me a deep freezer next year. If you are wondering where you can buy them, they are sold at Gardener's Supply Company.
Our day went from hot and muggy, to a nice cool evening. About 4pm, storms rolled in, and about 4:40pm we lost our power. Being used to it, we simply grabbed books and writing paper and went to the porch. Some of us stayed inside on account of lightning.
I was writing a letter to our daughter, and the power came on about 6pm. I had to laugh when our 12 year-old finally said, "hey, when did the power come back on?" We've been through it so many times, there is never a rise in blood pressure of panic anymore. We have camping lanterns in two rooms, flashlights, and a string of battery operated lights.
Quite honestly, I think the power outage gives us more family time. More quiet time, and more time to ourselves.
With the power back on, we could open the fridge for dinner. I had made a quinoa/black bean salad. I found it here online, and it was pretty good. I did use honey vs. the maple syrup. I also used carrots, but I think roasted sweet potatoes would taste delicious in it.
This morning I realized I forgot to plug the coffee pot back in after the storm ended. It was the longest 30 minutes of waiting in my life. I had to wait for the water to heat in it, before I could brew it. Boy that coffee tasted good.