Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Chickweed ~ Herb Vinaigrette ~ Roasted Radishes and Brussel Sprouts
Some ding dong left rocks in between flower pots and the grass grew tall (weed whacking is behind on the list). That same ding dong, walked through, tripped and fell. That would be me. I'm moving rocks this week, before the party. Thank goodness for comfrey poultices in the freezer. I just slapped it on, wrapped it on, then went back to weeding.
So back to the weeding. I pulled so much chickweed, that some went into the salad I prepared.
Radishes went into the salad too, and I prepared a healthy herb vinaigrette for it too.
The recipe is in the Mother Earth News issue of "display May 15, 2017" and it is also online in this good article here. The recipe is the one called "Easy-Measure Garden Herb Vinaigrette.
I love to roast radishes with Brussels sprouts too. Simply olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast 20 minutes or so at 425°F. They taste less spicy this way, and are so good. Yum. I hope the cherry belle radishes hold off harvest. I really don't have time to can today. I never got my "office" area cleaned up yesterday either.
So, so glad it rained. I'm off to get the inside ship-shape. There is a dirty toilet calling my name and a stack of papers to file. And this ding dong thawed some pumpkin, so I'll be whipping up something in the midst of cleaning.
Oh, I have to share this. I have a front loader washer. We bought it about 9 years ago or so. I have never had a "filter" in my old top washer, so I never read the manual to know this. It has a filter that needs cleaned once a month. I ran this washer for 9 years, and never did this. I had trouble with it and Hubby spoke into his phone, asked it to reveal the solution for the error code it was displaying, popped of the lower panel and we cleaned the very dirty filter. These newer made appliances can be so complicated, but I'm thankful Hubby figured it out, and fixed it. Now I know there is one more thing for me to clean. Oye.