The new camping season is coming up fast. Since Sheri and I are going to be doing Freezer Bag Cooking at Maryland this year, I thought I'd make up a couple cozies for our meals to sit in while they cook. Each cozy (I made one for each of us) has Insul-Bright sandwiched between the outer fabric and the inner polar fleece lining. Insul-Bright has a mylar layer that reflects heat back to the source. It's can be used for hot pads and such. As soon as the freeze-dried and dehydrated foods I ordered arrive, we'll start playing with new recipes and give the new cozies a work out.
Sweet Chocolate Peppers. They should germinate in the next couple of days. I hope. I've discovered that just about the only way I can eat sweet peppers, and raw carrots, is with hummus. For some reason, eating them raw by themselves gives me heartburn.
So far, the garden plan includes grape tomatoes (I'll start those seeds in another couple weeks), green beans, the peppers and possible a zucchini. I need to find someone who'll sell me a bale of straw so I can both mulch the veggies and feed my compost bin. I hate weeding so mulching is a necessity. The problem I run into, as I'm sure many people do, is I'm oh-so enthusiastic about gardening in the spring but when the hot summer rolls around, the last thing I want to do is be outside pulling weeds or tending plants. So, definitely, mulch. The rest I'll have to figure out as I go.