"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul." - Alfred Austin
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Our 2017 first round of planting plant list!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We got to celebrate our first official Holiday in the Byland house, which we were very grateful for.
Aaron and I have two very different sets of priorities when it comes to food on the road. Pre-allergy, his list was simple. Only two criteria long;
1. Will he be full afterward? 2. Will it be cheap?
I understand his reasoning. He's a man who would lose every game of blindfolded taste test. Delighting his palate isn't really an event, so why spend money on that? No, he'll put the dollars somewhere else. In a gas tank, or a hotel room or back in our savings account. I love this about him, because he is endlessly generous, but he is not driven by impulse in his money. He is smart.
I, on the other hand....
When my favorite tea room, The Ruby Pear was open, they served a dark chocolate orange scone that was so delicious. I'm not generally a chocolate and fruit sort of person, but this scone they made was everything right in a pastry. The chocolate was comforting and rich, with just the right amount of happy, bright orange. So that's what I tried to make, only in a form Aaron could enjoy, as well. It's been about two weeks since then, and I haven't let a batch end for more than a day without baking up a new one.