Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Random Tuesday Fact

...which is a day late, but this time, I have my satellite internet connection to blame. I was all set to write this up last evening, but the connection winked out and never came back before I went to bed.

Just a little fact today: sugar is nature's antifreeze. This is why some cool weather crops are best planted in the fall (when the weather turns colder every day) than in the spring (when the weather actually gets warmer every day, heading toward summer).

Examples? Carrots, cabbage and beets.

And on the topic of veggies, peas, which normally do fine in the spring, kind of sucked for us this year. It was such a wet spring that dh got them in a little late, and then we had a stretch of really hot weather which didn't make the plants happy. So, our harvest this year was much, much smaller than last year's. Had some for dinner the previous night: butter and Jane's Mixed Up Crazy Salt does wonders for most foods. Dh made potato salad last night: our potatoes, our eggs, our celery, and our dill. If we weren't so lazy, it'd be our mayo as well. Our plan is to make our own pickle relish this year. Does anyone have a good pickle relish recipe to share with us? :)

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians today!

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams