Chicken and Artichoke Tagine

Spring used to happen slowly.

One exchanged the winter coat for the spring coat for the summer jacket for no jacket.

The daffodils bloomed, then the hyacinths, then the tulips.

I went from the winter coat to mowing the lawn in shorts and t-shirt in three weeks.

The flowers all bloomed at once.

Is it any wonder that I feel pressured to get things done?

Mother Nature is working at warp speed…. Can I do any less?

Now that the upstairs bedroom is finished we need to move the bedroom furniture from the soon-to-be dining room / former bedroom into the new bedroom.

Much as I would like to think otherwise, I am not a strong person.  I’ll happily help move furniture on the level, but I really don’t like being on either end of a heavy. bulky object on the stairs.

So…. I asked our neighbor if he knew a couple of strong lads willing to do a bit of work for an hour or so.

I thought between the thinking and the asking and the organizing it would all take a few days, maybe even a week or two.

They’re coming tomorrow.

Before they get here I have to unload, unpack and move all the clothes, bedding, books, etc. that have been stored in all that furniture.  Then I have to move all the boxes and other crap that has been stored in and around all that furniture so the lads can actually get at it to move it.

The end result will be that for the first time in four years we will actually be able to organize our clothes – all at the same time!  Instead of unpacking summer clothes / packing away winter clothes, then reversing it in six months.

Just so you know….. We both got rid of half of our clothes before we moved.  We’re slowly becoming true Europeans…. We just need to get rid of half again.

In the meantime, we’re celebrating spring with the first artichokes, green garlic and mangetout of the season.

In addition to all the moving I have to mow the field tomorrow, too.

Could someone remind me why I was looking forward to spring?

The recipe, Chicken and Artichoke Tagine, has been updated, nutrition information added, and re-posted here: Chicken, Snow Pea & Artichoke Tagine.


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3 thoughts on “Chicken and Artichoke Tagine”

  1. Part Time House Wife, thanks. It was good…
    Jenn and Seth, we love the small artichokes…. so much better than ‘canned artichoke hearts’

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