I wouldn’t say I’m a great cook while I’m pregnant. In fact, I don’t know that I’d say I cook. But having all of this lusciousness in our backyard has inspired me (and Farmer Bob) to get out back and pick some food and use it up. A lot still goes to waste though. Our next step in homesteading will be learning to process and save more of our backyard bounty for the Zombie Apocalypse. Or, like, winter or something. We also justify all of the wasted chard as chicken food. It helps us sleep at night, and quite frankly, I really need to learn that chard is insane. That ish takes over. I made Rob promise to never let me plant more than one chard per season ever again. Unless maybe they are different varieties and look really pretty when we first put them in. No. No. That’s how this all started. ONE chard.
Back to cooking. We had big plans for making tortilla española from our friend Craig’s blog, Take My Life And Eat It, as mentioned here, and we finally did it! Craig does such a great job explaining things (I credit his engineer-ness) that we did it right the first time! Ok, granted, it’s not the world’s most difficult recipe, but I’ve had soggy tortilla and it ain’t pretty.
One must forgive my photographic lackofskill. But here it is! And it tasted sooooo good. Treat yourself. Read Craig’s posts on tortilla and make breakfast for dinner tonight!