Making Biscuits and Weeding

This week is beautiful out – Finally the sun!!

So This Sunday we were invited to my parents for homemade chinese food and I brought some sweet potato biscuits for an after dinner tea snack. 

They are so easy to make, moist and delicious!
I got the recipe from Martha Stewart (http://www.marthastewart.com/343818/sweet-potato-biscuits)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading and shaping
  • 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus 1/2 tablespoon melted butter and more for pan
  • 3/4 cup Sweet-Potato Puree, chilled
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make the dough: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal, with some pea-sized lumps of butter remaining. In a small bowl, whisk together sweet potato puree and buttermilk; stir quickly into flour mixture until combined (do not overmix).
  2. Shape the biscuits: Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead very gently until dough comes together but is still slightly lumpy, five or six times. (If dough is too sticky, work in up to 1/4 cup additional flour.) Shape into a disk, and pat to an even 1-inch thickness. With a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits as close together as possible. 
  3. Bake the biscuits: Preheat oven to 425 degrees, with rack on lower shelf. Butter an 8-inch cake pan. Arrange biscuits snugly in pan (to help them stay upright). Brush with melted butter. Bake until golden, rotating once, 20 to 24 minutes.

Did I mention Delicious!?!

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I also finished weeding behind the vegetable garden, got manure for the pumpkin patch I was able to create with some of the reclaimed space we found after the weeds disappeared, planted the seeds and I used some of the boards I found after cleaning behind the heads total cost for pumpkin patch – 2 bags of manure – 2/$5 and two packages of pumpkins – $1.89 each. $10.09

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Before – weed central
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pumpkin patch – I like to put sticks by where I plant to know what not to weed.
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mint, radishes
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After!

I then worked on the cucumber bed. What a pain! Those weeds from the neighbours side of the fence are working their way over. Total Cost – 2 bags of manure – 2/$5 and three packages of cucumber seeds $1.89/each = $12.27

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Cukes!

I also got all of our grocery shopping done/meal plan for the week. Popped into Staples for seed envelopes and then value village to get a great metal box I saw last week and didn’t get… It was gone but it worked out for the best. I got a larger airtight container for $1.99 that will fit all the seeds. Better to have them all in one place and organized. 

Puttering after all my planting and hand tilling the manure/peat moss into the dirt I started in on the long garden seperating us from our closest neighbour. Mike cut the trees dividing us because they were really taking over and crazy so we are reworking it.

I moved a bleeding heart plant I found in among the weeds and found a wild strawberry patch! Awesome! Started weeding and edging that and then went up to mikes moms to get those lilac bush plants she had mentioned we could have. Free plants = awesome! Got them and planted them right away. Now to finish the edging and that garden as well as behind the pond and I’ll be all set!!

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Remaining bed to deal with…
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