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([personal profile] anogete Mar. 30th, 2009 10:45 pm)
I met Farmer Monte! I played it cool, but I was totally jazzed because he's like a celebrity to me.

Farmer Monte is the fellow who runs Los Poblanos Organics. He's an organic gardening guru. I get my weekly CSA produce boxes from Los Poblanos, and they are the best thing ever. Anyway, I switched the pick up location this week, and Farmer Monte was there. He bestowed me with a box of fresh fruits and veggies. Only I could get excited over meeting the guy who grows my veggies. Really. This week's box had asparagus in it, and I roasted the bunch this evening for dinner. A bit of olive oil, some sea salt, a dash of pepper, and some minced garlic make asparagus very happy. I could live off it.

In related news, if you're looking for something super healthy and super tasty, then try this recipe for Red Chard, Potato, and White Bean Ragout. It was so beautiful, I took a picture and submitted it to a vegan blog for inclusion in a series of happy veggie pictures she's posting.

Spring, please come to me. I hate this cold weather. Living in the foothills of the city has its perks (yay for hiking on the trails across the street), but one of them is not the high winds and chilly temperatures compared to where I work down by the river.

I'm making progress on my Doctor Who fic! It's written with the exception of the epilogue and a few bits and pieces I need to insert into the last few chapters. I hope to have the first chapter or two posted next week.

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I'm so glad you are writing it and enjoying it! I wish I were.

The ragout looks so yummy! I think it would be great fun to meet the Farmer Monte.

My bulbs are finally coming up. Spring must be close, finally. I really don't believe that, but it's good to stay positive.

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We must thing happy Spring-like thoughts. I thought it was Spring until I was on my way home from Ferguson's daily walk and realized my hands were like ice from the freezing wind. Damn this stupid weather. I need 70 degrees.

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is it sad that I knew you were talking about your produce guy before you said it and not some random character or famous person? :)

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LOL - Farmer Monte is famous! He's teaching an organic gardening class at the farm. If I didn't live in an apartment, I'd totally go and learn out to garden. Unfortunately, I don't think the management here would take kindly to me building a raised bed on my porch.


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