Yesterday I went to the nursery. Not the one with screaming, drool dripping linoleum lizard like children, the fun one..the one with the plants. Yesterday was the day to choose the vegetables to grow in the mini wine boxed garden. After words with the plant man, the man that could probably grow a bean stock into the clouds with all the information swarming in his brain, the vegetables were chosen.
From left to right: Pre-started Swiss chard, beet seeds, carrot seeds, and pre-started walla walla onions. As much as I wanted to go hog wild and get the broccoli and Brussels sprouts too, I figured starting slow was my best bet. The last thing I need is another Audrey II being born.
Of course, vegetables without soil is like a dinosaur without colossal turds..it’s just impossible. For that reason, a bag of soil and a bag of soil builder rich in chicken manure was purchased. Mmm if only I were a kale plant, chicken manure sure sounds tasty. Too much poo talk for one small paragraph?
Let’s recap the garden goods all together now. The four plant starters listed above, the garlic plant I spoke of here (this garlic is SPROUTING another alien baby inside its already alien limbs yahooo), and another addition..a slow growing addition is the avocado tree.
If I’m lucky I’ll be sipping mojitos and stuffing my suck with homemade guacamole..made with home grown avocados by the time I’m 30.
Upon arrival back at casa de Manfriend, the gremlin living in my stomach was having a tugging party on my hunger nerves. After woofing down a tomato, sprout, avocado, cheese, and spinach sammich..it was time to make cookies.
Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tblsp orange zest (about two oranges worth)
- 1 cup white chocolate chips (possibly more if you like it chip heavy like me)
I also added the juice from the orange, which made the dough harder to stick together in order to form nice balls. The cookies will fall apart easier if you’re not careful, but the extra juice really added to the flavor.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In small bowl mix flour, baking soda, and salt
- In large bowl mix melted coconut oil and sugar. Then add the egg and vanilla until smooth.
- Gradually add flour mix until combined, then stir in the orange zest (and juice if you choose) and white chips.
- Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 8-10 minutes. Do not overcook!
Now if only I could grow a cookie garden…
Q: If you could grow anything in a garden (I mean anything..cookies, whole pizzas, kittens) what would it be?? Chocolate cake for me.