Our radishes sprouted!
We discovered that Charlie really likes oranges. He also discovered how to pull himself up to standing this week!
I started a new batch of orange bitters, trying to improve upon the first batch I made a few years ago:
- Doubled the amount of orange peel
- Added more bitter botanicals (wild cherry bark, cassia, quassia)
- Removed the husk from cardamom pods and only added the seeds (which is what Gaz Regan did)
- I’m also planning on replacing the water with fresh orange juice
I posted the recipe and my notes in my digital garden.
Also sprouting in the digital garden: Gathering notes on making amaro.
I made some traditional Easter Cheese with Grandma.
I tried to convince Grandma to cook the eggs very slowly to achieve more of a custardy consistency, but she wouldn’t have it. I think I may riff on this next year and make an Easter custard, and add some cinnamon and nutmeg, as some recipes call for.
I ate it on rye bread with ham and kielbasa. It was pretty good!
Ben Goldfarb is pretty funny in Eager. If you are into wildlife conservation, it is recommended.