The garden is going beautifully strong. The cool weather and constant rain early on has made our lettuces and kales grow like crazy, and now that the sun has peeked through at least a couple of times, we’ve got flowers and blossoms coming out, too!
We had a huge harvest of a particularly bitter and strong type of broccoli raab called di rapa novantina broccoli this week. I cut and gave away a whole bunch of it, but also used a lot myself with this recipe that cuts the bitterness of raab with, basically, fat.
As you know, I’m currently designing our kids’ bathroom. There is pretty much an endless amount of money you could spend on a bath remodel, given that plumbing, fixtures and tile are all involved! However, there are also really great more budget options that don’t look “budget.” To that end, I’ve put together three different price point options for finishes, as well as combinations of some of my favorites …
Last week I posted about the possibility of doing a ‘wet room’ in our kids’ bath reno, with a freestanding tub inside a shower enclosure. My main areas of concern were would a small tub be comfy, and how much a wet room would add to costs. Then during the week two things happened. First, I went to a bath showroom and actually sat in the tubs that would fit our space. Second, I got the contractor and cabinetry quote for our kitchen and bath re-do. Getting that quote explains why I didn’t post again last week, because I was in a sadness spiral of how much a renovation costs.