a little of this and that

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We have started choosing seeds for this year’s garden. I love this phase of planning. So many possibilities! The catalog laying open on the table is from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I  highly recommend checking them out. All the seeds they offer are heirloom varieties and there is so much to choose from. I wish melons grew better here because their heirloom melon selection is huge, and we are big melon heads.

A favorite treat lately has been sun dried tomatoes. We bought a pound of organic sundried tomatoes recently. They were salt preserved (instead of toxic sulfur) so after soaking in water for a couple hours, and then rinsing a few times, they are not too salty. Then we store them in olive oil, a pint jar at a time, and enjoy them on home made toasted bread, pasta, salads, grain dishes – so yummy! And the extra olive oil is delicious as well, infused with sundried tomato flavor.

I have finally managed to add a few things to meadow + mark. “Soon” is a relative term I guess. I know I had mentioned a shop update was coming “soon” quite some time ago. The leather backpack sold within minutes of listing it today. I know there was a lot of interest in it, so I’m sorry to any of you who missed out.

Also, I added a new tote to the infusion shop. I got some super nice pure wool herringbone in a couple weeks ago. Very happy with it. It’s very soft yet sturdy. I am thinking it would make a really nice skirt, if I could ever find the time. There is one in navy coming soonish as well.

Enjoy the weekend everyone.

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  1. Pesky Cat Designs

    Your food shoots always look so wholesome and delicious!

    I also wish I had more time to experiment on new ideas. Love your new totes. Wishing you a wonderfully creative, relaxing and enjoyable weekend!

  2. the color of Amber

    Abby, thank you for the tip on the seed catalogs. Our garden planning is coming along. Funny you should mention skirt in your last post. I’ve been daydreaming of a lovely winter skirt, just wish I had your sewing skills!

  3. Lisa

    I just love Baker Creek seed catalog. I live about an hour away from Baker Creek near Mansfield, Missouri (just north of Laura Ingalls-Wilder museum). If fact Baker Creek has a 1st Sunday of the month festival at their “settlement” which I’ve participated in and didn’t participate today. The characters you see in the catalog meander thru the event even the originator of Baker Creek (Geri) and his wife, daughter and family stop in at the crafters booths and chat. His mother in law purchased one of the purses I made last year. You are made to feel like old friends. Go to rareseeds.com to view their website.

    My children were raised on simple festivals such as this and to this day (they are 26 and 21) will reminesce about the fun they had. When my son Ian was heading out for his cross country bicycle trip last year we went to the festival on Sunday and when he left out on Monday he went back by Baker Creek and made his first night camping there and enjoyed the festival again and organic foods before his long journey out to Oregon and Washington.

    If you are ever thru the Midwest and can time your trip. Baker Creek is worth visiting.


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