Did you know you can use “Editing we will go” in place of the normal lyrics for Farmer in the Dell? It works quite well. Can you tell I’ve been doing quite a bit of editing? Between editing my novel as part of Camp NaNoWriMo, developmental editing for the latest Mighty Quill Books anthology, and working on my poetry chapbook, I’ve been doing A LOT of editing. I am eternally grateful for ProWritingAid as the technical stuff is not my strong suit. But, cross your fingers, and I’ll have at least one book coming out in the next year. Now you’re singing Farmer in the Dell with my new lyric, aren’t you? If not, try it, it works. I promise.
Egg rolls are messy. They get even messier when you make them from scratch. I made some today for dinner and they tasted wonderful. This time the wrappers held together better and the filling did not spill all over. Maybe that means I’m getting better at making them. I do want to experiment with my filling recipe though. I use a good base recipe I found online, but I want to see what else I can do with it. In case you’re wondering, the trick to getting homemade egg rolls to wrap right, at least for me, is to pull the wrapper tight around the filling and use straight egg to seal it.
I am so excited for the tomatoes on my deck. We tried container tomatoes last year and didn’t get a single tomato. I was rather disappointed. This year I made a point to get them planted right away and tried to baby them a little more. I’m not sure if it is because of what I did or sheer luck or different kinds of tomatoes, but I have tomatoes! So far there are about a dozen cherry tomatoes, five cherry-grape tomato hybrid tomatoes, and five Summer Girl tomatoes. I can’t wait for them to ripen. They will be so good, I may just eat the cherry tomatoes straight off the plant.