Today is turning out to be a satisfying day!! The morning started with a trip to the garden to plant some more peas!! We already have a sweet pea variety in, but I had to start some Oregon Trail variety to pay homage to what was my home state for over 12 years :) I also planted a vegetable called black salsify....its a perennial that is grown for its roots...i have only seen pictures of it, so we'll see what it does! A few weeks ago, my husband took the time to clean up and weed some of the abandoned rhubarb, and today we noticed some was ready to harvest!! I was totally excited, but also felt a little bad...we had just had some dinner guests that had asked if we had some because they remembered it from last year here....only a few days off!
So that brings me to the second half of my day...working in the kitchen. The yummy part...I will make up some pie dough, and then with that I will turn that rhubarb into tart alsacienne which means that the rhubarb is cooked in a firm custard. Then I will make up some quiche with spring greens, some local goat cheese, and maybe a few mushrooms. Quiche is so convenient for leftovers, so I tend to make lots! To me this is the perfect spring day here in Maine...its about 60 degrees, sunny, and I got to spend the morning in the garden, and the afternoon in the kitchen, and the evening eating and sharing a glass of wine...Ahhh!