Spring is just around the corner….
Oklahoma winters are fun, aren’t they? But as winter winds down it means we get to look forward to warmer weather, getting back outside, and enjoying longer days. Springtime in Oklahoma also brings heavy rains and strong winds. Kim gives invaluable tips on how to get ready for spring showers.
April showers bring… leaky roofs
Spring brings warm weather and blossoming new life. Spring rain and wind can also cause serious damage to your HOME if you aren’t prepared. Kim gives some great tips on what to check and how to make sure your HOME is spring ready.
You'll find the video transcription available below this delicious recipe.
Spring Greens with Pickled Vegetables
1 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
8 oz. small carrots, baby turnips, and/or Chioggia beets, shaved on a mandoline (about 2 cups)
For pickled vegetable preparation: Bring vinegar, sugar, and salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add vegetables; let sit until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
Salad and assembly
⅓ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 cups mixed tender greens (such as mizuna, tatsoi, arugula, dandelion greens, and/or sorrel)
¼ cup tender herb leaves and blossoms (such as tarragon or mint)
For vinaigrette: Whisk oil, lemon juice, and vinegar in a small bowl; season vinaigrette with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired.
For salad preparation: Toss vinaigrette, greens, and herbs in a large bowl. Add pickled vegetables to salad; season with salt and pepper and toss to combine.
With our recent cold weather, we’ve all been trying to stay warm!
And now I’m looking forward to my favorite time of the year, which is that transition from the cold winter into the blossoming springtime. You know the old saying…April showers bring May flowers. Well… those showers can also bring damaging storms with strong winds and heavy rains.
So now is a good time to double check things in and around your property. One of the first things you should do is make sure your roof is in good condition. You certainly don’t want any leaks to occur. And . . . if you’re considering selling, your roof will be a big consideration when buyers are looking at your property.
Second, do a good, thorough inspection of all your gutters. This is something you should be doing at least once a year and twice if you live around a lot of trees. Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause a whole mess of rain-related issues.
Besides cleaning, it’s good to make sure that the gutter seams are tight and gutters have not pulled away from their mountings. Make sure your gutters are doing their main job of directing water away from the HOME and its foundation. Another good thing to check for is any possible loose siding that strong winds could catch and pull away . . . .make sure everything is secured down.
I hope you’ve found this information useful. As always, if you need advice on finding a handyman or an expert to inspect your roof, Alice and I are here to help with a referral.
Stay safe this spring…