July 6th, 2010

green little review

Poem for Tuesday and Blueberry Picking

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Despite Monday being a holiday, I had to get up early to take the kids to the eye doctor -- when I made the appointment, I hadn't realized it was a day off for almost everyone -- and since we were up and moving and finished with the eye exams by 10:15, we decided to go up to Butler's Orchard to pick blueberries before it got too horribly hot. It was surprisingly crowded in the parking lot and on the tractor rides out to the fields, but there are hundreds of plants with thousands of ripe berries and thousands more that aren't quite ripe yet, so the staff assigned each family a section where no one had picked yet that day and we very quickly filled our containers. Butler's farm market provides recipes, so Paul made blueberry cookie bars and I believe he has plans for pie in the near future.

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Since we were up near Gaithersburg, we decided to go to Minerva for lunch for their Indian buffet, which we all love. I had the sambar and spicy dal and rice and saag paneer and lots of naan and gulab jamun and some kind of fabulous buttery almond cookie-bread; Daniel, who is not a vegetarian, had the rogan josh with goat and chicken tikka masala and things like that. By the time we got home, we were all full and rather sleepy from the sun, though Adam eventually went to the pool with a friend and I did laundry. I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday and I bet I get in trouble for eating Mexican and Indian food on consecutive days -- my sodium intake has been terrible already this week!