In addition to cooking, I'm learning to garden. I planted garlic before I ran off to New York, and when I got back two weeks later, they had sprouted. I love cooking with garlic, and it's apparently good to grow in desert country because it likes dry soil, so I figured it'd be a good Texas plant. Also, it's super easy to grow; all you have to do is stick one of the cloves into some dirt and water it a little bit, and voila! (Protip: Plant about an inch deep or it can't sprout; the one at the back left is tiny because it was too deep and I only fished it out a couple of days ago — but look, it's sprouted already.)
I've also got an avocado seed trying to sprout, but I'm not sure if it'll work. The seed has cracked, but I don't see any roots appearing. I planted some nasturtiums and some passion flowers, but the seeds were more than ten years old and they haven't sprouted; I think they're probably bad by now. I might try some onions, and an orange tree. I have a peach seed in the fridge, but peaches are high maintenance! I'm looking for other easy things to grow; gardening is fun, but the less I'm obligated to take care of it, the more I will be willing to take care of it.
I got eggs and ground turkey at the store today, because I am going to make ravioli! It will have some combination of mushroom/ricotta/turkey; possibly turkey/ricotta in mushroom sauce? Or mushroom/ricotta with turkey. Dunno. I'm going to make the pasta myself, I think it'll be fun.
I need more food/plant icons to reflect my new hobbies. Hmm.