Hi there folks! Here are some photos of stuff from the past several days:
Rhubarb Upside-down cake.
Recipe from marthastewart.com It makes a sweet, dense cake with a salty-ish crumb crust. I reduced the sugar in the cake (not the crumb) part of the recipe or the cake would have been salty too. The results were fine for the effort I put in but I think I'll keep looking for a recipe I like better.
Even dead peonies smell amazing. The three sad examples behind the fresh one made my entire house smell divine despite their crispy appearance.
A dusty bug I spotted on a windowsill yesterday. It is the nymph of a Masked Hunter bug. They eat bedbugs and earwigs, among other things.
Garlic scapes! So pretty and delicious. I like to douse them with olive oil and salt and grill them. I'm growing much more garlic next year if I can.
My pal, Fay. She's doing great these days. Hope I didn't just jinx it. She'll be fourteen in three months.
I'd like to tell you more but I'm extra stupid from a head cold and I don't trust myself to make sense.