In the midst of this confused season I consider it a Frugal Luxury to be able to harvest something from my garden. This was my first time growing Jerusalem artichokes, and I have to say I was impressed. There was something very satisfying about going out on a warm March day and being able to run my hands through the soil, searching out the clump of tubers hidden under the thawing ground.
They were kind of a pain to prepare. It definitely took longer to peel them than dig them up, but it turned out to be worth the extra effort. (Recipe compliments of Jamie Oliver.)
|Sautéed Jerusalem Artichokes with bay leaf and garlic|
My Sky Scarf is starting to take shape. For a small investment in yarn I get 365 days of enjoyment watching it progress, making it the ultimate knitting Frugal Luxury.
|Sky Scarf after 6 weeks|
|Kamloops Public Library|
The great thing about the library is you can take a chance on a book with absolutely no risk involved. I am always so disappointed when I buy a book, only to find it wasn't what I expected. If I check one out of the library and decide it's not to my taste I just throw it back into the book basket by our front door to return on my next trip to the library. No guilt. No dent in my pocketbook. Better yet is when I happen across a book I previously had no idea existed and find it is a winner. This is exactly what happened when I checked out Gluten-Free Cupcakes.
|Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting|
Only two more days until the calendar turns to April. Then I really will be able to plant my spinach and peas!