I was able, in the day or two last week without rain, to get the leaves off of the garden beds. To my surprise, I found my first two asparagus spears peeking out of the dirt! This picture is from a week ago, and since then, I have several spears popping up, and the spear in the picture is a good 6" tall or more. I think they were so happy to be uncovered that they couldn't help themselves but reach for the sky. I guess that if nothing else gets planted this year, I will still have some asparagus to munch on!
Peppershere). I found the book in the background on clearance at Lowe's, and I used it to learn how to properly freeze fresh peppers. I know that you can just throw chopped onions in the freezer and they will keep well, but I didn't know you could do basically the same thing with peppers. I am finding the book quite helpful, and hope to learn all about preserving so that I will have fresh veggies and fruits all year long!
CookiesI like to bake on rainy days. There's something about the smell of freshly baked goods that just makes the house feel so warm and inviting on a gloomy day! I really wanted some cookies, so I decided to try a recipe that I found on a friend's blog, Cake Mix Cookies. It's a super-easy recipe, and boy were they good! I've added the recipe to The Recipe Swap, feel free to check it out. I promise, you won't be disappointed!