We're Almost on Hawaii Time

I planted my radishes too close together resulting in lush radish greens and very slender pickings for actual radishes.  My big tomato plant is dropping blossoms, but my yellow pear tomato plant is fruiting.  The squash is reproducing like rabbits.  I will have to leave my crops to the house sitter while we enjoy our tropical vacation.  I think I will cook all the adorable little squash tomorrow night for our last mainland supper.

sad radish harvest

sad radish harvest

I made a radish green version of palak paneer with my harvest.  Unlike spinach, the radish greens didn't cook down into a puree.  The only change I made to the recipe was the addition of ~2 tsp. of sugar to offset the bitterness of the greens.

greens save the day

greens save the day

When I wasn't paying attention Ian and Sophie bought two bags of Moose Munch for our trip.  I am counting on decent food offerings in SFO on our 5 hour layover so I scoffed, but I know somewhere over the Pacific I will be diving into the junk food.  I hope somebody packed some dental floss.

Sophie and I got haircuts and pedicures yesterday, and she even allowed me to take her swimsuit shopping.  We had lunch and Arnold Palmers on the patio of Black's Bar & Kitchen, and got Ian's Father's Day present.  As the type of mom who never enjoyed the baby phase, days like this are reward for all the early parenthood slog. 

Ian is busily assembling the Go Pro camera gear so he can take selfies of his surf sessions. His set up includes a leash that ensures that somebody walking along the beach at Sandy's won't look down and exclaim, "Cool, a Go Pro Camera!"  We are going to run over to the rental car place in the morning on Tuesday to pick up the car and stop at Leonard's for malasadas on the way back. 

Now it's time to mow the lawn and get those last loads of laundry done.  Aloha for now. 

 

even better than palak paneer

even better than palak paneer