A little bit of sunshine
Sunday June 07th 2015, 11:10 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Family,Garden,Recipes

The day did not start off at its best and I admitted to a friend at church that the Crohn’s had been nagging at the edges since I’d come down with those germs. It had tamped down a lot but it wasn’t gone–I needed to finally make that doctor appointment. Part of it too was that it is June, and there is always more UV exposure this time of year.

Having said all that out loud, I almost sat down to knit after lunch but decided to be sensible and rest. I set an alarm and slept right through it. It did help. As does the happy anticipation of working with Karin’s yarn.

There was a wry moment of checking the UV rating and dinner time vs when it would be safe to walk outside to harvest. I threw on the sun jacket. Picking well after dinner and putting it in the fridge for the next day–no. My autoimmunity doesn’t get to make every decision. (I know…)

One fit-between-your-outstretched-thumb-and-fingertips round zucchini, halved, scooped out, nuked just a bit, filled with Alfredo sauce, bacon bits, and a good sharp cheddar and then baked for a half hour. Snap peas (I thought I picked–there are more? Yes!) in olive oil.

It still amazes me, this idea of trading seeds and water (not too much!) for real-life food. My spinach sprouted today–there will be more.

The peaches and apples are slowly, steadily growing, safe inside their clamshells. I picked a few raspberries and the first of the Top Hat blueberries and we shared a small handful each, red and blue warm from the last of the sun on a definitely-summer evening.

And they were very, very good.

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I guess you can say you a bit of an inspiration to me. A while ago out of nowhere you commented on my blog and made my crappy day so much better. I just want to thank you for I guess being you.

Karin is one of my best friends (small world isn’t it) and I love her yarn. Her colors are so amazing that when I need a pick up after a long day her yarn does it. Of course I am sure it has something to do with her being my friend too.


Comment by Denise 06.08.15 @ 7:11 am

We’re on a parallel course, creating green growing space. I’m ready to pick the first of my snow peas, and I’ve grown tomatoes from seed that are ready to put in the ground–though they only made it because they went into foster care in a friend’s greenhouse when we had to go to Utah. Spinach, chard, beets are growing, and I’m growing fresh herbs for the first time. It’s a delight to go out and see what’s thriving.

Comment by Marian 06.08.15 @ 9:48 am

The yarn does look very, very good.

Comment by RobinM 06.08.15 @ 7:20 pm

So lovely, those early harvests in particular. And, of course, the yarn.

Comment by twinsetellen 06.08.15 @ 8:24 pm

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