{Our Right Now}

xylophone cherry tree

chive blossoms

miles on his bike

radishes

pork belly and slaw

* The garden is beginning to sprout. I was sure I had planted too early, and perhaps I did for a few plants, but my radishes, arugula, beets and chard have all risen above ground so I have hope that the rest will do the same.

* We built an outdoor xylophone. We’re in the process of building many more and will share details on how you can get one soon.

* The chive blossoms are almost here! Last year I made chive blossom vinegar and plan to do the same again this Spring. It has a subtle chive taste, but most of all the champagne vinegar with chive blossoms just looks gorgeous in a nice bottle.

* Pork belly confit. Need I say more? I took a page out of Charcuterie and spent a few days making Le Pichet’s pork belly confit. I served it alongside a very spring slaw of asparagus, fennel and radishes. Delicious.

* The littles are enjoying the sun. Today we dipped our toes at Point no Point… it was perfect. We are loving it here in Kingston. <3 <3

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Spring, fertility and eggs.

What a brilliant weekend here in the Pacific Northwest! Spring is truly upon us. Our Facebook news feeds are flooded with sunny pictures, bursting gardens, weekend hikers and babies in bonnets. We spent the last week celebrating spring with a trip to the ocean, a couple hikes from our house to the water (which is quite the feat), a load of dirt dug into our first garden bed here, the move of a friend’s chicken coop to our yard and many many hours outside together.

Brubeck lounging in our new bed

Brubeck lounging in our new bed

our kids' future hideaway

our kids’ future hideaway

foraged nettles

foraged nettles

salmonberry blossom

salmonberry blossom

the beginnings of the coop

the beginnings of the coop

playing at the ocean

playing at the ocean

Elle feeling her way around the sea life

Elle feeling her way around the sea life

writing in the sand

writing in the sand

happy pup

happy pup