|New plants, waiting for their garden|
I worked 14 hours yesterday--why I missed Bertha's big move-- while Mom watched Bella, making and plating the dessert for the "Lucky Blackberry" cooking school, featuring David Chang, http://www.momofuku.com/. I slept in, dogless this morning, then took Mom to lunch and went to the nurseries, which is what we do when the weather is pleasant. Here are the plants I bought today, mostly for the slopes of my front yard. There's a sunny side and a shady side, and these plants are for both. I have invasive mints, cat mints, lemon balm, lavender and rosemary, hoping to cover the sunny side in aromatic obnoxiousness. The shady side will be purple and green and delicate.
|Flamingo sentinels watch over their garden|
All this will happen tomorrow, with no time for weaving, but spring has sprung and I must answer!
I did so want to share a photo with you, but I can't figure out how to move a photo from Instagram to email to saved photo! Yesterday, one of my co-workers was helping out David Chang's sous chef, making impossibly thin sugar wafers. Now, a wafer of any kind in pastry is called a Tuile, the French word for Tile. Andrew worked for hours, removing these thin wafers from a "stick proof" silicone sheet. He carefully placed them on parchment and put them in plastic boxes. When he had a tall stack of plastic boxes, he asked me if he could keep them in the chocolate room where the humidity wouldn't affect them. I said yes. He stacked them high up on the chocolate cabinet, and when he left, I read the blue tape labels: "Sugar Twills." Hmmm, I thought, a new weave structure! Sweet!