Community Garden

My neighbor Kristen bought an abandoned property behind our houses and had the house razed.

The ground was levelled, and leftover bricks were used to make plots on the land. Hey presto, community garden.

I did a little work, clearing some of the land, and shifting some soil from plot to plot.

I'm not a natural gardner, but it's heartening to see the fruits of my labor appear: pea shoots, cilantro and spinach leaves. Susan added basil and other herbs and tomatoes.

I'm looking forward to reaping our first bounty. Photos to come.

Smoked Trout Salad

Here's a quick and easy lunch:

Boil 1 egg*
Open bag of arugula
Open can (that's "tin" to you, Lorraine) smoked trout

Toss bowl of arugula with enough vinagraitte to moisten leaves.

Add some smoked trout.

Plate. Decorate with slices of boiled egg. Eat.

* simplest way to boil an egg: pierce "fat" end of egg with tip of knife. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil. When boiling, turn off heat, cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Drain and place egg in cold water to cool. When cool, roll egg to crack shell, then peel under cold running water.