Spring has Sprung!

Hi there — happy weekend!

I don’t know about you, but I am so happy to see the gorgeous signs of spring here in Charleston- flowers popping up, azaleas blooming, lots of green things re-appearing. Best of all, it’s 73 today!  (Being the Southerner that I am, 73 is still cold, cold , cold. Not quite time to bring out the sundresses and shorts, yet)!

Since it’s St. Patty’s Day weekend, I had to post about something GREEN. Nothing looked more beautiful at the grocery store than asparagus. I love the slender, skinny stalks of asparagus because they get nice and crispy when they roast…especially the tips, yum!

I wanted to make an asparagus cheese tart –– and realized I had everything on hand except puff pastry!!! Ahh — that’s a major problem. I had butter and flour,  so I decided to try my hand at homemade puff pastry –– what. was. I. thinking??  I mean, it was a fun experiment, but I’ll let Whole Foods handle that from now on 😉

Result: It turned out great, and I think you should try it at least once — it’s cool to watch it come together. Similar to making pie crust, but with much more time and attention to detail required. The taste was so fresh — the combo of cheeses adds a lot more flavor.

Lovely Green!

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Here Goes Nothin’

Well the day has come.  The day that I write my first-ever blog post.  This majorly freaks me out for a variety of reasons. Namely, I’m a tad OCD and don’t want to “mess it up” and I’m usually really private and don’t know what to feel about sharing my thoughts with the WORLD. So bear with me, here goes nothin’:

It’s March here in the South. Things are turning green (halleluja!). I’m not ashamed to say that I HATE WINTER with all my heart.  So, with all the new greenery popping out, we decided it was time to start a spring garden.

Since we have two dogs, who eat and trample nearly everything I plant, we decided to make raised beds. It was a fairly simple process to buy the wood, and drill them together. The fun part was selecting stuff to plant.

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