I'm often setting myself ridiculous challenges. Challenges might actually be too strong a word, goals is perhaps more appropriate. Challenges implies something serious which isn't what my challenges are about. In February there was Letter Mo and in the past I have done a few fitness type challenges(without overwhelming success), only eating what we grow (that got a bit boring), no chocolate, no coffee(I switched to decaf and all was good) and so on.
I must be feeling up for a challenge or setting some goals and so here goes. This is what I'll be doing:
- planting something everyday
- commenting on 10 blogs each day I turn on the computer
I think the list is achievable and all positive. No denying myself or suffering involved.
Today I planted some microgreens. This was a little freebie packet and is first on my list. The beauty with microgreens is that from sowing to harvesting can be as little as two weeks and because the plants are so young they are full of flavour and goodness. Once mine germinate I'll keep them in the kitchen ready to pep up a meal or two when they are big enough.
I'm challenging myself to comment on ten blogs each day I turn on the computer because I often find myself reading blogs and not leaving a comment. Not because I'm not interested in what has been written but because I haven't got time. Well I'm going to make the effort because it is nice to get feedback or even just a hello. I'm going to try to work through my list of blogs I follow not just comment on the ones that have popped up on my reading list for that day.
Enough about 'challenges'.
I picked a nice basket of vegetables for tonight's dinner of a warm meatball salad. I'm going to zip down just before dinnertime to pick the leaves- lettuce, nasturtium, rocket and a couple of basil leaves.
In the salad basket- trombocini, cucumbers (Richmond River green and Mexican sour gherkin), capsicum, beans, radish, tomatoes and a chilli (one is enough). I'm adding roasted potatoes and pumpkin to the salad too which just wilts the leaves and warms the pesto dressing up nicely.
While I was there I picked a basket of dahlias. It's not often that I have cut flowers inside, I just make the most of them outside but right now there are more than enough blooms for both inside and outside. I'm really loving their boldness and I don't care a bit that the colours don't exactly work together.
Now I must leave this post here and make my comments or I'll be failing already on day one.