June 18, 2011

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Weekly review: Week ending June 18, 2011

Tired after lots of biking, cooking, and gardening, but it’s a happy sort of tired. New hack working well: leaving smartphone downstairs to avoid temptation of late-night browsing, then using regular phone as alarm clock set slightly before smartphone.

From last week’s plans

  • Work
    • [X] Get started on development with Snake Hill for project M
    • Helped Darrel Rader with Profiles summarization tool
    • Started thinking about possible presentations on Gen C and banking, Drupal development, career
    • Attended Dries Buytaert’s presentation on Drupal 8
  • Relationships
    • [-] Attend Linda and Tim’s wedding – this Sunday, actually!
    • [X] Make pesto
    • [-] Maybe join Bells on Bloor? – also this weekend
    • Received lettuce and cilantro from Awesome Garden Lady
    • Shared home-made guacamole and baked tortilla chips with neighbor
  • Life
    • [X] Put in drip irrigation system
    • Typed in a few chapters of Latin
    • Had lots of salad

Plans for next week

  • Work
    • [ ] Smooth out session creation form for project M
    • [ ] Work on Generation C and banking presentation
  • Relationships
    • [ ] Attend Linda and Tim’s wedding
    • [ ] Organize get-together
  • Life
    • [X] Join Bells on Bloor
    • [X] Harvest compost
    • [ ] Spread compost in front garden
    • [ ] Type in five chapters of Latin
    • [ ] Have soup and salad every day in order to try to make a dent in the lettuce

An abundance of cilantro, now freezing in cubes; strawberries and peas

Awesome Garden Lady down the street gave us two large bunches of lettuce and a bag of cilantro, so I made an Asian-inspired salad yesterday: toasted sesame seeds, cilantro, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and the rest of our bag of baby greens, dressed with tamari and olive oil. The cilantro made it feel like eating one of those Vietnamese sandwiches, except without the meat. Yum.

Today I spent the morning chopping up the rest of the cilantro and packing it into our ice-cube tray for freezing. That way, we can easily add cilantro to stir-fries, soups, and other meals.

Many herbs freeze well, which is a good thing because they usually come in large bundles.

In other news, look at what’s in the garden:

The first of many, I hope!