Monday, June 28, 2010

growin stuff

IMG_2742

IMG_2732

IMG_2737

I grew some carrots, and then I roasted them. I grew some greens, and then I put them on a BLT. Then I made a salad with store bought greens (how much do you want to bet that at least 3 dummies are gonna skim this post and then post a comment like "YUM! THAT SALAD LOOKS GREAT I BET IT FEELS GOOD TO GROW YOUR OWN LETTUCE! CHECK OUT MY BLOG!") and I put chunks of fresh mozzarella on it, and topped it with some of my friend's strawberry-ginger-rosemary jam mixed in with some balsamic and olive oil. It was really good.

Today I took a bike ride with my friend and we rode our kids to the park, watched them play, took them out for ice cream, and rode back to her place. It was awesome and now I'm pining for a bicycle. I am officially saving my pennies for one. Then should I do a trailer, or a kid seat on the back? I think trailer, probably, because then I could store shit in it.

HEY DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS A CATASTROPHIC OIL SPILL AND WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE? Yeah, I knew that too. But at least I had a pleasant day off from work.

30 comments:

Kimberly said...

Yum! That salad looks great...just kidding...I mean it does look great. Do you have a Chinook Book? They have a neat chart of all the different types of bike options, pros and cons, weight limits, and loads of coupons for all the bike shops in town. You might be able to find it on ecometro.com.

bawkbawk said...

ok. i am almost too paranoid to comment on yr blog now but i need to say THAT JAM SOUNDS SO GOOD I WANT THE RECIPE SO BAD. the end.

ps- CHECK OUT MY BLOG THANKS1!!!1!1!!

Love_Again said...

you carrots look gorgeous.

jentastic! said...

Yay for growin' stuff & eatin' it! I would never ask you to read my blog...oh wait...i don't have one...

Yes, do get a bike! I think trailers are a bit scary to put my kidlet in, but you could use the child seat, and then have a basket in the front or panniers on the side to put things in.

Wendy said...

I love all the baby roots on your carrots.

And even when I read through posts, I oftentimes miss certain points. Most of us have a lot of blogs to read, so it happens. Skimming is sometimes the only way I can find the time to say hi to everyone.

Hi.

pineapplemint said...

I don't have a kid or anything, but those trailers freak me out! I always picture them somehow becoming detached and going careening off into traffic, or traffic somehow careening into them.

Cole and Amanda said...

The trailers are cool, but sometimes they are a pain in the ass. They do make some that can convert into a running stroller as well, for the ambitious types. There is always the good ol rope and wagon trick. I kid. That is dangerous.
Oh, and those carrots, effing beautiful.

Monika said...

Yikes! That was a bit harsh! I imagine it's frustrating to have a lot of those 'skim' comments, but as someone who is newly food blogging and would love to have as many readers as you, why not be a bit more gracious to your audience?

beastmomma said...

I know that this is a dumb question, but do you peel the carrots before roasting? Also, at what temperature and for how long do you roast?

Alicia Lynn Carrier said...

go away monika

Monika said...

Wow. Done.

Cafe Inc said...

Those carrots look yuuuuuum. You're really inspiring me to start gardening. Seems like the logical next step after cooking for so long. Gotta do the farm-to-table thing, literally. Looking forward to seeing what comes out of the new kitchen!

rich (them apples) said...

Go with a trailer.

If you go with the seat thing, you'll have a kid within poking distance of your back the whole time. It gets annoying.

Nice lookin' carrots. The soil round here is too stoney and has too much clay in it for carrots. Maybe next year I'll trry growing some in containers.

Skim comments drive me nuts too. I've started to out and out reject them. It's nothing to do with being 'gracious to your audience'...lazy commenters should be more grachious to their hosts...

eva louise. said...

plus, lady, riding a three year old in a baby bike seat is like balancing an orange on a pencil. take my word for it, you dont want to be goin' up any hills with that business. -eva.

Lianna said...

i say without a doubt - http://yubaride.com/yubashop/

plus, love your blog. everything looks delicious.

Alicia Lynn Carrier said...

lianna, lol forever- my bike budget is about 100 bucks, nice try though :P

A. said...

If you're looking for a good bike on the cheap, check out the pawn shops in your area. Sometime you can find good stuff for a comfortable price, and often you can find adequate stuff for next to nothing. I found my Wifey a $300 Dimondback for $40. Not that she ever rides it.

Stephanie said...

Okay, so I have been stalking you blog for at least a year now. I read more for your personality than for recipes (although I have tried a few and you haven't steered me wrong yet). I may have also gone through your flickr photos for hairstyle inspiration. I just had to say how much I appreciated you blog and much you friggin crack me up (particularly your response to Monika).

PS--Don't look at my blog, it is pretty lame and embarrassing. Plus I stopped updating it a while ago. Fuck blog writing when I have term papers to write.

Allison Jones said...

Some of my earliest memories are zipping around behind my dad in one of those kiddie seats - they just seem safer to me than the trailers, being attached firmly and all, though you make a good point with the toting stuff.

melanie said...

ha. monika.

ummmmm yeah trek's are nice. good quality- esp. used since they last forever.

i also cant decide which baby addition bike thingy to get.

Tiffany Shanks said...

I just found your blog and it looks great, the carrots look wonderful. I live in Africa right now but my home is Portland. I saw stumptown coffee on your blog, I wish I could drink a cup right now. Thanks for some great recipes.

Jenn Sutherland said...

Strawberry. ginger. rosemary. Jam?! Whoa! I wish I had some of that - it sounds UhMazing.

You live in Portland - isn't is mandatory to be a biker? You're gonna love it! Trailer is definitely the right call - you can fill that sucker full of groceries, garden supplies, whatever.

Linnea said...

Yum- fabulous sounding jam combo. Good luck on the bike hunt. I found my bike at the end of summer when people are not wanting to store stuff. Also, I vote for trying a friend's trailer first. Our daughter screamed and cried all four times we tried. Miles of waaaaaaaaaaaaa. I could feel dhs hunting us down. Bike seat and front basket is what we have now, all are happy and I think hauling a bike trailer up hills is harder than the seat thing. Bike seat also found at the end of the season. Long story ending now. Happy finding...

stephanie said...

yeah I kinda have to agree...this'll probably be the last time I read this blog...the bitchiness annoys me way too much.ugh.

Alicia Lynn Carrier said...

cry me a riverrrrrrr

A. said...

You're delightful.

Ted said...

We have both, the trailer and a front seat. We love 'em both for different reasons. The trailer is amazing b/c our son will play, read and nap comfortably. They're also very safe, like if you were to fall off your bike, the trailer will still be upright, it doesn't tip with you. Ours is the chariot brand, and they are so well balanced that they feel weightless and they also turn on a dime. Also good for the rain-we live in Vancouver :) love love love your blog btw

colleen said...

Wow, Monika's blog is insufferable. Go for a laugh, Alice.

Hilary said...

dang, who needs a bicycle when you can ride your kids to the park?!

Candice said...

Blog and let blog. Monika wasn't trash talking. It's sad no one can make a comment that might state another opinion besides. "Wow, you rock, your blog rocks, can I kiss your feet, gosh yes? Will you put some strawberry-ginger-rosemary jam on them first!, oh joy!"

and yes, there is a devastating oil spill that threatens our oceans and therefore us as well.

Let's all try to get along, ya?