I have what I think is a combination cold, plus allergies. I can’t figure it out. But, on this the first of several record breaking cold days to come, I spent a great deal of time outside, trying to protect my beloved onions, garlic, strawberries and leeks. Everything else can be replanted and grown in no time – these are the slow growers and they need protection to make it through the cold.
So, I covered everything, then covered the onions, garlic and strawberries with a second layer, then eventually, put full on blankets over the onions and garlic.
To comfort my frazzled, freeze gardened nerves, I drank my lunch. Not what you think, I defrosted homemade chicken broth and made tortilla soup, with farmer’s market tomato and onions, and blue corn tortillas from the Triangle Farmer’s market.
For dinner, I was anxiously awaiting the Dai Due Gumbo that I got on Saturday, and froze. It was delicious over Lowell Farms Jasmine Rice.
Next, I decided to make breakfast for the next few days. So I chopped up some farmer’s market green onions, with some Kocurek Czech bacon, threw in some Smith and Smith Farms eggs, and a couple of gifted eggs, then poured that over the onion mixture. I grated half a pound of white cheddar from Full Quiver, to top it all off.