A weekend in May

Friday was just about perfect.  Mid 20’s, not a cloud in the sky, and I had booked a vacation day to do some chores and head to the cottage.

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First up was picking up the rototiller at the rental place and turning over the veggie garden.  I didn’t do a good job of putting it to bed in the fall so the garden was a bit of a mess. The tiller made quick work of it and I decided to expand this year.  I think the garden is about 15 x 30 now and I  dug a trench around it to have a barrier between lawn and food. I managed to harvest some green onions that had sprouted up from last year’s crop.  So nice.

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The afternoon at the cottage was great. The water wasn’t quite warm enough to swim yet (like I did May 6, 2013) but it was nice spending some time at the dock.

Food for the weekend included grilled salmon, onion soup, lamb stew,  and kale salad.

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The stew meat came from a lamb I just puchased and the meat was still on the bone.

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The bones helped to make the gravy incredibly rich and tasty.

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And I served it with mashed potatoes, roasted beets, sautéed mushrooms and a kale and broccoli  salad.   So good.

Being May, of course I woke up to snow!

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All good though.  It was pretty much a perfect weekend and the garden is ready to plant!

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