I found a very helpful Edible Flower Chart that has been guiding me through my journey of alternative eats, and with its help, I've been trying things left and right!
For example: Did you know that tulip petals taste like lettuce?! Am I the only one who is peeved that they didn't know this sooner? Think of all of the red, yellow, and pink pettals I could have been adding to my salads!
It took me about three months to knit it, and by the time it was completed...
I never wanted to see the color gray again.
It didn't look nearly as lovely on me, thanks to some busty family genes.
So it sat at the bottom of my wardrobe at my mother's home for two and a half years, merely collecting dust. When I moved to Wisconsin, I decided to leave it behind at first, but eventually I came to my senses and realized that I couldn't leave this hardwork behind me. I mean, it was attached to me like a growth for three months of my freaking life, afterall. And I ended up even putting it on again. And I even decided that I don't hate it anymore, and I even wear it sometimes.
I've just discovered the website, Days with My Father. It's really hit a chord with me. My parents are not old or sick, but it just really made me wonder if moving so far from them was a good thing or not. Was it selfish? What kind of life have I chosen for my future children, to be so far from their grandparents? Am I wasting valuable time that I could be spending with my family, while my parents are still able to do everything they love? My goodness.
My mom has always had a talent for gardening. As for me...not so much. In college, I used to kill my plants after about a week of having them. This spring I have felt inspired to really try my hardest to channel my mother's green thumb, and put a lot of effort into gardening.
After Jen and Ryan left yesterday I went out to the backyard with a mission...to clear all of the brush around the house that had accumulated after years and years of being looked past. Since Jason and I are going to be living here for another year, we have decided to really make this our home until we can afford a 2 bedroom, or until we can buy our own house. We do have a sweet little nest to live in, and we are lucky enough to have a great backyard...so why not use it to its full potential?
After: Growth over night! Amazing!
So far, we've planted Lavender, Catnip, Oregano, Basil, Chives, Marigolds, and three different kinds of lettuce.
I am going to hate lettuce so much by the end of this summer. Keep your fingers crossed for sprouts! Hook a sister up, Demeter!!
Spring is here. The crocuses and daffodils are blooming, and the robins have arrived! Spring Break is also here, meaning the family I help was on vacation, so I was on vacation too...kind of. I still had homework that I tried my best not to put off, and I also applied to about 30 jobs this week. It has not been a week of laziness. Nor has it been a week of boredom!
On Tuesday, we blew goodbye kisses to the lovely Jessica and welcomed Jen (my sister) and Ryan (her boyfriend) to our little apartment on the East Side of Madison. We rented tandem bicycles, ate frozen custard, and roamed Olbrich Gardens, all in perfect weather.
How lucky were we?
Currently Hearing: "I want to tell you" -- by Funny Little Dream Currently Loving: my garden Currently Wanting: A Sarah Seven Dress. I'm drooling.