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The Garden Moves Inside

August 27, 2011
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It’s been a long 48+ hours preparing for the hurricane. Time will tell, but I think we are ready. Since I was still off work this week, I was able to get to the store to start stocking up on food on Thursday. We don’t usually keep much non-perishable food around so there was a lot to get.

Thursday night I also started thinking about harvesting the garden goodies before they were in danger. I picked some kale and made a salad with chicken, walnuts, and a buttermilk dressing based on this recipe.

Chicken, Walnut, Kale Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Friday morning I made a batch of these delicious scones and then got to the store early to get batteries and water.

Half a Scone in the Sunshine

In the evening I picked all the ripe tomatoes and beans.

Pre-Hurricane Harvest

Our landlords kindly offered to lend us some rope to tie down the grill. When Jeremy went down to get it, he returned with a plate full of figs and grapes. They were clearly doing their harvesting too.

Figs and Grapes from Our Landlords’ Garden

Beautiful Fig

This morning we covered the office floor with towels and moved all the plants except the peas (that container was too heavy) inside. It’s a jungle in there! While we hope that the plants will survive, the primary concern is that the containers don’t go flying all over the neighborhood. The balcony looks so strange empty!

Broccoli and Parsnips in the Kitchen

The Jungle

Empty Balcony

I also made some buckwheat buttermilk pancakes. When I have buttermilk (which I needed for the scones), I always struggle to use it all up. It is almost all gone, though, thanks to the dressing and pancakes.

Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Now we’re just waiting to see what happens. Hope everyone is staying safe!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Meredith permalink
    September 1, 2011 11:32 pm

    this all looks so, so yummy!

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