We spotted a soup recipe in the WSJ that sounded right up our alley – lots of veggies from the garden. It was called Tuscan Bread Soup with kale, cabbage and beans. What’s not to like. The only non-garden veggie required were leeks and potatoes. Delicious We make a fair amount of soup and take most of it over to Wilma, Nancy’s old bridge partner now in a senior independent living place in Palm Coast. She really doesn’t care for the food they serve but loves Nancy’s soups. She’s really tiny and Nancy worries she really can’t afford to miss meals.
Went fishing, first time in the lake without George. Not as much fun and didn’t catch anything. My other neighbor told me the other day that he just wasn’t getting anything but I figured he just didn’t know the spots. Guess I don’t either.
The weather has been nearly perfect from the perspective of working in the garden. Also, for the azaleas and camellias which normally start blooming in February but are starting a month early. I did say “nearly”. I’ve had to cover up the garden on the most delicate stuff again – for the third or fourth time this year. No real threats of frost or freezing temps so far which does make my coverup job much easier. The tough part is that these deep cold hits normally come as a front moves in – meaning windy conditions and sometimes rain. I mostly coverup with old sheet sets so you can imagine how tough it is to deal with a fitted sheet in a 20mph wind.