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garden, collard wraps, worm compost bin, magic, yahtzee

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My collard wraps

My collard wraps

Today I bought collard wrap ingredients purposefully very similar to Angeline’s. Here’s what went into them:

  • Collard leaves, blanched for 60 seconds or so {I might do them a little more next time as the stems were the tiniest bit too chewy for me at the big end. I gently patted them with kitchen towels to dry.}
  • Carrots, shredded in the Vitamix
  • Cashew cheese {Cashews simmered in salt water and soaked for about an hour total, then drained and blended with fresh water until very smooth in the Vitamix. I didn’t clean out the leftover carrots before making the cashew cream, which made the cashew cream a lovely buttery yellow color}
  • Purple cabbage, roughly chopped {Next time I would chop it a little finer to avoid chunks}
  • Spinach
  • Lots of avocado {1/2 an avocado per wrap}
  • Kalamata olives {I accidentally bought the pitted kind, so they took a while to pit, but they were worth it}
Overall, the collard wrap tasted very similar to the wraps I was trying to emulate. I did feel like it lacked a little something, so I ended up adding some vegan Worcestershire that I had mixed up a while back, and also some Dijon mustard. Those added just the kick it needed. 

 

Today I also:
  • got a bunch of new library books
  • bought a tomato plant to replace the one that froze
  • roped my hubby into helping me create the worm compost bin setup
    • meaning I watched while he drilled all the air and drainage holes in the plastic bin
    • I didn’t let a lack of worms stop me from starting to fill it with shredded paper and a week’s worth of kitchen scraps
  • played magic online and then Yahtzee (not online) with the hubs.
  • hung out with 7 pretty sweet animals
    • {it was a kid-free weekend}

low-key, mellow, sick, fresh, cold

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Low-key day. Still not feeling that hot. Currently drinking ginger tea with a pinch of cayenne.

Mellow evening: step-daughter #1 spent the night at a friend’s {after finding out she got into Jazz Choir for next year. Woot!}. The twins’ bus had a breakdown on the way back from their 3-day coast trip, so they were delayed an hour or so and by the time they got home it was past 9:30 p. Girl-twin was sick and seemingly feverish, boy-twin was disheveled but bright-eyed. Both were eager to tell us stories, but we convinced them they could wait until tomorrow and sent them to bed right away.

I’ve been enjoying eating fresh fruits and veggies this week. I’d kind of fallen into a rut of not buying a lot of produce lately, except a bit of kale or salad greens here or there. But since Wednesday we’ve had salad a few days in a row, sampled steamed artichokes, and munched on strawberries. Feels good.

Because it’s really cold right now {typical early June for Central Oregon}, I made our signature dish in the cast iron dutch oven. Today’s variation: red potatoes, red onions, carrots, yams, garlic whistles chopped into small bits, field roast sausages, splash of red wine, salt, pepper. Perfect day for it.

Played Magic online with the hubs tonight. Not sure I like it better than the actual cards. We’ll see. I’m rusty all around.

Bummed that we have a sick kid. The entire family was planning on joining the horse rescue field trip at 11 a.m. tomorrow. But now hubby may very well have to stay home with girl-twin. Fortunately, the rescue is not too far from here, so we can take them both another day.