Monday, March 29, 2010

Craft Show and Tulip Festival

It’s tulip time again and if you’ve never been, now’s the time! The weather may be grey but the tulips and daffodils are popping open like mad and the fields are aglow with color. This weekend is also our “Something Different” craft show at the Rexville Grocery pavilion.

rexville flyer

It’s Easter weekend so pack up the family and take a drive through the Skagit Valley and see the gorgeous tulips and daffs then swing by the grocery for a snack or a sandwich and come browse the crafts. See Bev’s blog, Blue Collar Dog Treats for the whole scoop and lots of pictures! She has done an excellent job and you can even find pictures and bios of the crafters.


Alert Tulip Visitors! Tulips are early this year! The next two weeks will be prime viewing. Daffodils are left to wither on the stem so there but tulips are topped just after full bloom. Then there is no color left at all (this is done so all the plant’s energy is sent to the bulb. While there are plenty of cut tulips to be found, the tulips in the valley are grown for the bulb). So don’t put off your visit, come soon!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I’ve Sprouted!


I’m so excited! My lovely little basil and tomato seeds are well on their way to deliciousness! Ever since I made my own mozzarella I’ve been dreaming about making insalata caprese. What could be tastier than fresher than fresh, home-grown ingredients?

Soon these little beauties will plump, sweet tomatoes…


And these will be fragrant, yummy basil…


Combine it with the nutty, delicate mozzarella, a dash of sea salt and fresh ground pepper and a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar. We put ours on a baguette slice to mop up the juices. Yummmm.

Hurry up summer!