Early Spring in New England
It is a chilly, rainy day in New England. Early this morning, I spotted snowflakes as I ambled around my home. Since then, the wet snow has turned into rain and I am heartened by the
rise in temperature. I’ve been spoiled by the unseasonably warm and sunny week we’ve had, and am I happy to see more green around me. The grasses have come back to life and some of my perennials are beginning to stand up straighter.
Ready to Dive into my Garden
Today’s typical New England early spring weather has not dampened my gardener’s spirit, though. I am still inspired. My new 50′ hose that I bought from Lowe’s last Tuesday has already watered all of my beds: vegetables, flowers, black current bush, hydrangea bush, rhubarb, chives, and even the greenery around my rock garden. My tools are out of the shed and ready to use.
Though Easter Sunday is still a week away, there are herbs producing an edible harvest. I will throw a handful of chives and savory into this evening’s stir-fry meal.
The garlic is also sprouting, and I will add cloves to future stir fries when they are ripe. The foliage on my strawberry runners looks promising, too.
I am looking forward to digging deeper into the dirt and planting more of the food we’ll be eating this summer. In the meantime, I will sip tea, wait for the rain to stop, and plant my sweet peas.
Vegetable Stir Fry with Fresh Herbs
Brown rice or whole grain noodles
1 bag of frozen stir fry vegetables
1 container firm Tofu, cubed
Handful of chives and savory, chopped
1 can of pineapple chunks
1. Defrost vegetables and boil water for rice or noodles.
2. Heat sesame oil in a skillet and cut up chives and savory.
3. Stir chives and savory into pan until they are covered with the oil, then add tofu cubes.
4. Add the defrosted vegetables.
5. Cook rice or noodles as directed.
6. Add pineapple chunks and teriyaki sauce.
7. Keep stirring until the vegetables are soft.
8. Serve stir fried vegetables on top of rice or noodles.
9. Enjoy! Serves 3 or 4.
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