Last night's dinner was my Coq Au Vin. This is such an easy meal. I started around noon with the preparations, that took maybe half an hour, then threw it all into the slow cooker for 7 hours. This chicken stew is COMFORT FOOD...it's so good with the homemade bread and butter dipped into that broth!
I took a closeup to show Mama Pea, who posted about her purple carrots turning her food an odd colour! The chicken turns red in this stew. Sometimes if I use a bolder red wine, it turns purple, but it tastes wonderful! :))
To celebrate the first day of spring, I HAD to plant something. I decided to start some basil and it's now sitting next to my chives in the window. The seeds are supposed to start germinating in about 2 weeks, I hope it's not too cold by the window for them. Though our temperatures are warming up nicely it's going to be above zero all week! :) Happy.
My lemon tree is really coming alive! The lemon on the right is the one that's been dark green since last summer...could it be turning yellow finally??? Two more on the left branch!
I have five fruits growing and a few little buds. The white flower on the top of the bush should turn into a little lemon soon. The fragrance these little buds give off is amazing, like sweet lemonade!
And here's another little bud with Oscar the cat's hair all over it..he's shedding like crazy and loves to shake himself out near my plants, grrr! :)
This poor little fella didn't make it :( Last summer all but the big one fell like this. They started to grow, turned yellow really fast and dropped. I hope things keep moving along like they are because I have a great recipe for homemade Limoncello liqueur and I'd love to use my own lemons!