It’s that time of the year again–time for our annual Daffodil Watch. Those of you who’ve been reading our emails for awhile know that we track the progress of my daffodils each spring. Last year, they poked their heads up out of the ground on Dec. 31. This year, they made their appearance exactly 3 weeks later, on Jan. 21. Can spring be far behind? Sure can! These little green shoots will certainly be buried in snow at some point before they bloom. But the south-facing foundation of my house, where they grow, will keep them nice and cozy till winter finally leaves.
I have a confession to make. I don’t like rolling out dough. It fills me with… well, trepidation. Maybe it’s because I didn’t used to be a very good dough-roller. Piecrust? Scary. It would start out fairly promising, but all of a sudden a map of Antarctica would appear: a big white blob with cracks and crevices all around the edges. And, like the polar icecap in spring, read the rest of this entry »