1. Eggs in Toast! We made Eggs in Toast this morning, out of our stored dough from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. (Seriously, easiest bread ever. I like it even better than No Knead Bread. And there’s so much you can do with it!) Skipped the bacon because we didn’t have it. It was amazing. We will be making this again. (Um, I need to buy this book. I just returned it after borrowing it for the third time from the library…)
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2. Mulberries! We have been picking mulberries for a few days now! They aren’t super sweet yet, because they probably aren’t quite ripe, but we can’t help ourselves. They’re nice and dark, but if we let the berries sit for another day or two, they’d probably be super sweet. Again, we just can’t resist. Two of our five trees have dark berries scattered here and there; there are lots more young berries on those trees, too. The other trees’ berries are still white and green. We’ve eaten the berries out of hand, in bowls with milk and sugar, and on PB&J as fresh mulberry jam. Mmmmm…
3. Bed & Breakfast! I have this dream. I’ve always wanted to own a bed & breakfast. I want to find an old, beat up farmhouse or cottage in the country or on the lakeshore. I want to buy the property, build a small eco-friendly cottage for our family to live in, and renovate the farmhouse/cottage for the B&B. This way, we can have the cute old house without subjecting the children to the remodeling hazards associated with old houses (lead, asbestos, mold, etc.). And owning a B&B? Is right up my alley. I’d cook fresh breakfasts from food grown or produced on our farm, get to socialize with folks from around the world, but also have my own private quarters with my family. We could even make it a destination vacation, with guests able to join in on the farm chores for the total farm experience. I’ve actually considered paying for that sort of thing, and I know there are a lot of farm B&Bs out there.