The weather promises to warm up for the coming week so I am holding on through another cold and drizzly Saturday. I did get out yesterday to pick bunches of lilacs and lily-of-the-valley. The house smells wonderfully like spring. I don't care for sprays or plug-ins that scent the air, but I do love the lilacs while they are in bloom.
I am aching to get out and do some work in the garden, but there aren't even so many weeds to be plucked yet. It's too cold to put out the plants I've started. Garden work is just not something you can parcel out. Probably in a couple of weeks I'll be in over my head with too much to do. Being and equal opportunity complainer, I'll moan about that, too.
I do have plenty of chives and they have been appearing in many recent meals...on one of our plates. Chives are another item on Mike's list of "nuisance vegetables." The chives are about to bloom and then I will make some chive vinegar by soaking the flowers in white vinegar. it turns a pretty lavendar color.
At the library, I discovered a magazine named Vegetarian Times. I checked out a recent issue and I have enjoyed reading it and trying some of the recipes. I have not committed to vegetarianism as a religion or anything, but I find I do really enjoy grain and vegetable dishes and just choose them over meat most of the time lately.
Tonight, though, we are having wild salmon, vegetables on the side--a green salad and maybe carrots cooked with onions and thyme. For dessert, I did make an almond torte from the magazine. It is low in sugar, no butter or flour. It smells good, so I hope it tastes okay. We try to have a kind of fancy meal for Saturday night with a nice bottle of wine--kind of like our date night night. We take turns coming up with the menu. Tonight--my turn!