Sunday, June 03, 2007

In the Backyard

Kyle and I are busy with our garden, after having planted many veggies last weekend, we've relied on the only thing that's ready for harvesting so far - rhubarb. While I'll stick to making strawberry rhubarb pies with all of my stalks, these muffins were OK, but a little too moist and sticky for my liking.

We've also got ourselves composting this year. After spending an extravagant amount on this composter from Lee Valley Tools, we're pretty happy with the results thus far. It spins around, doesn't smell, and stores the leftover 'tea'. We've been using it to store kitchen scrap waste for about a month, and are already seeing great results.


springsandwells said...

Hey! I love your new fancy logo. It looks great!

Also, nice to see your composter and to hear about it. I am interested in getting started with that as well. It's on my list - so we'll see how long it takes me to actually do it!

Judy said...

I keep trying rhubarb, and I keep not really liking it. Oh well.

I love Lee Valley though. Great products and fantastic, super, wonderful customer service.

Carrie™ said...

Like Judy, I'm still not sold on rhubarb. My mom grows an insane amount and stews it and eats bowls of it.
The composter looks very high tech!

Kati said...

Oh cool - compost! I can't wait to have a garden of my own so I start putting all my kitchen scraps to good use. Would you believe I've never eaten rhubarb? I should probably try some before it goes out of season, right? The muffins good - but I tend to like sticky baked goods.

I'm enjoying your new blog header, too - it looks professional!

Kati said...

I meant: the muffins "look" good...oops!

Anonymous said...

Your composter looks so simple. I have been doing a lot of research on them and worm composting. I'm going to go check out your link right now. Thanks for the inspiration to get my butt in gear with this.