Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I would have automatically made limoncello (actually I am still making limoncello) however the recipe that I follow takes longer than a month to complete so time constraints ruled it out for the challenge.
I was browsing Tasty Kitchen a week or so back and saw this recipe for pork and shrimp meatballs. It sounded pretty tasty and I saved it to use as a starting off point.
I used all the amounts roughly, used more garlic and pock, zested two lemons and added the juice of one.
Squish it all up with your hands, cook according to instructions in linked recipe (though I'm going to bake the ones that I froze when we have the second half of the batch).
I served half for dinner (and overcooked them slightly...oops,I don't fry much) with sauteed asparagus...
...and froze half the meatballs for a later date.
The verdict was that they were pretty tasty, though next time I'll have a dipping sauce to go with them.
Three kinds of herbs all growing up. I've got genovese basil, dill, and thyme. Should be big enough to start harvesting in another 3-4 weeks I think.
Off to the side I'm growing baby lettuce in a clamshell container. I'm going to have fresh lettuce, locally (in Calgary), in March...I can't wait!!!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I got it home.
Pulled everything out of the box...
Assembled it in a minute flat...filled it with water and am now on my way to fresh herbs.
Apparently the thyme will begin to sprout in 5 days and the dill and basil will be about a week.
I'm ordering a tomato kit next so I have tomatoes before the garden ones will be ready...
and then I'll have fresh tomatoes all year long.