Thursday, May 20, 2010

Finally back up and running!

After almost two weeks of nail biting and phone calls back and forth with my computer guy, I finally found out that my computer (less than a year old!) is going to survive :-) Thankfully, we were able to get all of my documents, pictures, music, and everything else of importance onto an external hard drive. I try not to dwell on the "stuff" in my life, because lets face it-it's all replaceable, but the more time without my computer, the more I realized just how much of my life I keep on it. I took away a great lesson from all of this, and will try to not be so dependent on technology. Buuutttt...if I absolutely have too I will most definitely be backing all of my stuff up from now on!

Even though I haven't had my computer, I've still been cooking like crazy. I've written up most of the recipes already and am going to be uploading the pictures, etc. to the blog soon. It was my birthday this past weekend, and I came up with some great recipes for the small family barbecue we had. I can't wait to share them all with you guys. They're so simple and perfect for summer.

As for today, I'm back in the garden finishing planting all of my herbs and veggies. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we don't get anymore freezing nights, because I've already lost quite a few and had to start over. I have strawberries, grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, and three types of carrots growing right now. They are looking great except for my carrots that keep getting dug up by either a bunny or raccoon at night! I also have all the basic herbs like cilantro, basil, oregano, etc. Also, for the first time this year I planted something called Fenugreek. It's a common spice used in Indian cooking, which I love to experiment with, and also has numerous health benefits. I'm excited to see how they all come out and am looking forward to cooking with such fresh ingredients!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tweet Tweet...

Just set up a twitter account and made my first tweet ever! Blogging is foreign enough to me, let alone twitter so stay tuned and hopefully I can reach out to more people than I already have. My twitter name is @thegreenplate so feel free to add me and take advantage of more gluten and dairy free tips/recipes!