growing things.

the garden is becoming very exciting these days. it's like it went from tiny little plants that i had no hope in, to giant, garden-taking-over vegetation.

a few of the grape tomatoes are actually turning red. i picked the one towards the back today. i have it on jon's word that they're delicous. as i don't like tomatoes in the raw form, i wouldn't know.

i have grand hope for these guys. big dreams of salsa and spaghetti sauce and shelves lined with canned goodness for weeks to come.

and this guy may become tonight's dinner. i'm convinced that when i looked yesterday, he was half this size. i must have never seen or taken note of squash plants before, because i still can't get over how giant they are and how alien their leaves and stalks look. crazy.

there are also green beans, jalepeno and bell pepper, cucumbers, herbs and potatoes growing in a giant 4 foot tall barrel (yup). i'll save those for a later post.



i like making things. clearly. and the idea of making things that people don't usually make for themselves intrigues me. thus the bagels. as soon as i saw this recipe for homemade bagels i put it on my to-do list, and today while jon was brewing beer, i finally got around to it.

they were actually incredibly simple to make. they take a lot of time but most of it's just waiting. i couldn't find whole wheat pastry flour so i just used all bread flour. they still turned out awesome. and boiling bread is super fun. mayhaps that means i'll make pretzels sometime.