Thursday, April 07, 2011

# 2. and # 29.

2. Bake something with yeast. I am terrified of yeast. There have been disastrous results in the past…

I did it!!! Thanks to my lovely friend Kristen from who I borrowed a bread maker I have successfully made pita bread twice! And Grant and I agreed that it was the most amazing pita bread we'd ever had... moist and slightly fluffy and mmmmm...yum.
Next step: try to make a loaf of whole wheat bread wihtout the bread maker.

29. Start a garden.

Thank goodness I only pledged to 'start' the garden. I suck at gardening. I have one half-brown aloe plant left. Zola and I started 6 types of plants inside- peas, tomatoes, cilantro, basil, daisies and sage. They all started to grow. Then they all started to die. I transplanted the remaining peas and cilantro outside hoping for a miracle but they died too. I watered them, I sunned them, I loved them. I don't know what else I could have done.

When my friend Kristen found out about the demise of our first garden, she gave us the aloe along with a growing tomato plant and a growing basil plant. We had a crazy storm a few nights ago that took care of them...knocked the pots off the porch and scattered the plants.

Do I dare try again?

7 comments:

Miss Allie said...

I say try again. What a great example for Zola and Niva. :)

Anonymous said...

Try again! Mine have started to grow...hope they keep going! I try to water them every day - also make sure they have good drainage too in pots. I usually kill everything too...oh well. :) Aunt Melissa

Anonymous said...

I third the motion to try again. Practice makes perfect. We have a book you might like called The Garden Primer.

Anonymous said...

PS We would love to try some of your homemade pita bread some Thursday evening at dinner!

princess granola said...

We'll probably try again with some grown tomato plants pretty soon... the aloe is still growing!!! And i have a plant on the kitchen sill that has been alive for MONTHS!

jkbroadway said...

I have more tomatoes if you want some - we started so many from seed we can't plant them all - love that you r using the bread maker - I was amazed at the pita bread too - it separated just like magic. Hope to see you soon - K

princess granola said...

yes kristen! i would love to try the tomatoes again! grant and the girls LOVE tomatoes and i know they would really love to just go grab some off the back porch when they were ripe!