This is a quick post to say I am home from Peru! The trip exceeded my expectations in each and every way and I will remember it always (even more so since I was able to share the experience with my daughter Maddie). I’ve been swamped with tons of things to do since I got back so I have not yet had a chance to edit my many photos. I promise that as soon as I do, I will share them with you here.
I was traveling for nearly 9 days: the longest I’ve been away from home in many, many years. Upon my return, I was astounded by the volume of weeds in my garden, so I immediately got to work clearing them out. After a couple of hours, I could actually see my vegetables (and my flowers!), and I realized everything’s really looking pretty great.
By the time I finished weeding, I was more than ready to eat. So I grabbed some lettuces, my one ripe tomato, a few radishes, a pattypan squash, some herbs (basil, mint, and lemon balm) and a couple of young onions, and chopped everything up. I added some hard boiled egg (from my chickens) and dressed the whole shebang with an awesome sesame herbal vinaigrette I made (I will share that recipe soon…I promise). Some sourdough bread completed the meal.
So while it was certainly great to be away, it’s great to be home, too :)
ps I was recently interviewed by the lovely people from Ethical Foods. You can read the interview here!