Let’s start the week out with a food parade of our weekend:
Saturday Afternoon was spent tinkering around our balcony/min-garden. I will admit we have decided not to go hog wild this year, and we will mostly be leaving the vegetable growing to the farms we support and love, and will be growing a lot of herbs and flowers this year. Our balcony only gets 5-6 hours of sun due to the large old oak trees next to our building, so getting good yields from our vegetables has been a large challenge. But this Saturday I spent some time clearing out the flower beds, checking what was still alive, and mixing around our compost that we have accumulated over the winter.
By the way, an update on spring. It really is here. There are daffodils out, and even forsythia, and a few magnolia trees have buds just starting to peep open. And the weather has been divine. While out on our balcony, Shera enjoyed the lovely weather in pure luxury.
It was so nice out that even Fitzwilliam thought about going out on to the very scary balcony.
Saturday evening we went to Sprout at the Waltham Museum of Industry. It was a charity event and included a silent auction. The food was served by Newbury College’s Ethics of Eating Class and included:
- Passed Appetizers: Chilled Winter Squash Soup Shooters w Radish and Apple Slaw; Individual Spinach Quiches
- Main Menu: Local Cheeses and Faux Gras, Pulled Pork Sliders with Carrot Slaw, Orecchiette Pasta w Three Cheeses w Butternut Squash and Peas or Beef Bolognese; Wheat Berry Salad w Beets and Walnuts; Tortilla Espagnol w Garlic and Herb Aioli; Kale, Tatsoi, Shitake Salad w Maple Cider Vinaigrette
- Dessert: Bourbon Bread Pudding; Apple Raisin Turnovers; Truffles by Chocolate Silhouette
I have to say the food was pretty good, and the silent auction was fun. We won hand-woven baskets and a IOU for a garlic braid from a local farm. Overall it was a lovely event. It was also really neat to check out the Waltham Museum of Industry while there.
And that was our weekend in food. I hope that everyone else had a great weekend in the lovely spring weather.