Over St Paddy's weekend Ryan and I ran the Sharin O' The Green 5K in Fort Collins with some of Ryan's colleagues. It was pretty much a perfect day for running as it was nice and cool and not too sunny. This picture of us made the Coloradan!
After the race we enjoyed breakfast at Lucile's with one of Ryan's colleagues and his wife. I tried grits for the first time and discovered I really liked them. We enjoyed the rest of the day in Fort Collins and later met a group of Ryan's colleagues for a Colorado Eagles hockey game. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Colorado Eagles hockey team but I found out they play in the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland. I liked that it was a much smaller venue than the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Friday, March 15, 2013
I haven't posted about food for a long time and am feeling a little funny on the inside about it so I will update you with the latest gastronomic affairs in our household. We finally cut into the farmhouse cheddar cheese that Ryan made months ago and it was fantastic. (We cut the cheese..hahaha.) Perfect all alone or with some wine and crackers.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A couple weeks ago we planted seedlings for our garden. I think we may have been slightly overly ambitious considering our backyard is the size of a postage stamp and we'd never be able to plant everything if all the seedlings hatched...but, hopefully we get a few good seedlings of each type of veggie/herb we planted and can work with our space. This is what we planted: green onion, carrot, acorn squash, butternut squash, spinach, jalapeno, poblano, bok choy, dill, pickling cucumber, regular cucumber, basil, green beans, mesclun, and okra. We decided not to plant any tomatoes in the ground this year because they never seem to grow that great in our backyard and what does grow gets eaten by our dogs before we can pick it (even though we have fences up to deter them). If we do grow tomatoes we will just get one of those bag things you can hang. Here is our starter kit the day we planted.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
These pictures are from the big snow we got the weekend before last. But by last weekend it was sunny and 60! Snow never lasts that long around here but I hear we're supposed to get some more this weekend.