The seed catalogs started coming last week, I'm now deciding what to plant soon. I feel like a kid looking through the Sears catalog making a Christmas list. Late January and early February are when I can start my seedlings downstairs, that adds some sunshine to my heart.
My sweetie and I had a lovely New Year's Eve together. We stayed close to home and enjoyed each other's company. We took a long walk along the Cowlitz River in the afternoon and played with our cameras. The sun was out and it was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon. If it weren't for the temperature being in the 20's the sky and air looks as if we could take a drive in a convertible with tank tops.
|Walking on the Cowlitz|
Before we left I cooked a pot of black eyed peas. I just simmered them in water and sea salt so they could be used in other recipes this week. I just wanted the flavor of the peas.
When we returned from our walk. I sauteed a carrot, a thinly sliced onion, about a TB minced ginger, 2 tsp thyme, 2 tsp oregano, and a TB garlic. When they were tender I added six cups chopped beet greens and some dark green kale, 1/2 cup vegetable broth and let that simmer on low heat about 10 minutes. To that I added about 2 cups of the cooked black eyed peas, 2 TB Shoyu, 1/4 tsp liquid smoke, 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, a dash of sea salt and a smaller dash of cayenne pepper. Let it cook for about 5 more minutes.
I WISH YOU PEACE, GOOD HEALTH,AND HAPPINESS IN THE COMING YEAR!