One of my tasks this weekend was to purchase some marigolds and get them into the veggie garden. I have always like them and planted them in the flower garden before we had a veggie garden but here they serve an added purpose of helping to repel the "bad" bugs that might otherwise munch on my veggies. If you look closely you may see some asparagus towards the front of the garden. In the middle near the twine are the English peas and a first brave cucumber. In the back you can see the garlic and shallots that virtually leapt up to meet the sun as soon as they were planted. Too small to see but also nicely sprouted are red bunching onions, lettuce, carrots and beets.
Jason was complaining recently that he always has to look up the temperature guide for doneness of meat or poultry. At first I was just going to copy something from the cookbook and print it out but I found some nice images on the web and added dry and liquid measures as well. I picked up some printable magnetic sheets at the office store and had a field day printing magnets. Not wanting to waste any of the sheet I filled in space with cat pictures.