I just made some rolls from scratch. Yummy!
Also, I thought it was finally time to test posting an image to my blog from the iPhone.
My dad gave me this mower that he’d been holding on to, which is just cool. It is human-powered, makes a clean cut, and is much easier to push around than a standard gas-powered push mower. I don’t have much need for it at the moment, but I was more than willing to take it.
I spent the better part of this morning plowing the garden with my new 16″ rear-tine Huskee tiller. It’s a little late in Alabama for the usual planting season to start, but we’ve had a late winter with wildly fluctuating weather. I’m excited about the months to come and the tasty homegrown food that awaits.
If there’s one thing southerners love, it’s pickled foods. Pickled pigs feet, sausage, and eggs are staples in many homes in Alabama. Tonight, my housemate and I decided to pickle just over 100 eggs. We’ll sell most of them at a nearby auction (they easily bring $5/pint) and eat the rest.
I tried my hand at making some tortillas tonight. My car battery died, which meant I couldn’t drive to town to get any pre-packaged ones. I had already made some bean/rice mix and guacamole on Sunday. So, I just threw them on my first ever homemade tortillas. They were not perfect, but they’ll beat store-bought ones any day.
I made some watermelon rind preserves earlier this week. So, for my weekend snack, I decided to make a couple of peanut butter and watermelon rind preserves sandwiches. Yummy!
I just wanted to give a special thank you post to Granny here on my blog. She taught me how to make dill pickles tonight. With just a few cucumbers from my garden, we made six pints of pickles that’ll be ready for eatin’ in a few weeks.
After several weeks of work and love, my garden finally produced its first squash. Now, I’m just waiting for the 50 or so tomatoes to become ripe.
One of my soon-to-be neighbors was kind enough to pass along about 6 lbs. of deer burger meat to me. Awesome guy.
Of course, I made some burger patties with it. I added a little cheese, some bacon slices, and a few tomato chunks. Then, I topped it off with some homemade mayo. Yum!