Grow my delicious little seedlings! I want to make salsa fresca!

Well, hopefully seeds will grow. After having lived in Brooklyn for five and a half years, I am finally about to put down some roots. Literally. I got myself a seed starter kit and a lot of seeds. I have to sprout some of the seeds indoors for 6-8 weeks before I can plant them in the ground, and it came time to get my hands dirty. Today I sowed the seeds for 4 varieties of heirloom tomatoes (Cherokee Purple, Mr. Stripey, Brandywine Red, Green Zebra), 4 varieties of hot peppers (jalapeno, habanero, chili, and tabasco), and eggplant (Black Beauty). I also want to do some peas, spinach, mesclun greens, and strawberries. These are things I can plant directly outside. I also want to have a good fresh herb garden that I can keep indoors all year round. Perhaps some flowers… I want variety, but I also don’t want to be overwhelmed. I’ve never gardened and am notoriously bad at keeping houseplants.

The Magical Tammybeast turns 30

In other powkang news, my dear friend Tammy is turning 30 in two weeks. Marci and I have organized a party, which consists of an intimate dinner and a night out drinking. Part of the procedure was making a little party flier. The image of Tammy with antlers made more sense when the venue for this soiree was Northeast Kingdom in Bushwick. However, that location was vetoed for being far away from everyone invited (except for Tammy and I). I was going to remove the antlers, but the antlers are what makes the drawing, I think. So the antlers stayed. I’m happy with how it looks, especially on the scanned piece of wood.