Today we went out to a prairie reserve park for a short hike and we found so many pretty flowers! It started out as a nice walk with a breeze despite the slightly humid day, but before long the camera batteries died, we saw a water moccasin, my mom squealed, and we were ready to head home.
We've been sprucing up the plant life around the house. Last Friday my dad and I planted some hanging potted flowers and some herbs for the back deck. Last year we tried a lot of varieties of basil, but we decided this year that traditional large-leaved was the best. So we ended up with basil, cilantro (which we use ALL the time!) and dill.
These flowers aren't new either, but we call them the Lazarus Plant. We got it last summer and it died in the heat of July with a few too many days of missed waterings. My dad then did a super-watering week and brought it inside for the winter and it came back to life!
Yesterday I decided to try a new white cake recipe I found here. I only made half though, because it seemed like it would make a lot of batter and I only need a little.
Last weekend we went to the asian food market with the cousins and family (and soon-to-be family Elijah). They had lots of fun foods and lots of things I would never, ever try (i. e. dried squid) but they also had lots of fun dishes and kitchen supplies. I found these super cute bowls that look like they are straight out of Anthropology.
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