For breakfast, we ate quail eggs for the first time. Cracking them was a bit of a problem, but I managed to only wreck 2. There's a tool you can buy, looks like a cigar cutter, and if we do get some quail we'll invest in one of these. The eggs are a bit pricey considering you need to use 3 or 4 to make an egg sandwich. But once we start raising them, I'll be very happy to eat them regularly.
I called a local feed store that stocks chicks of all different sorts but the one thing they don't stock is quail. Bummer. I went on Craigslist and found a woman nearby who said she'd put me on her list to call when she has some quail chicks. Not sure how long that will be but at least it's a start. Our other option is to buy hatching eggs on-line. Not sure about that idea.
My next project was to make up my first batch of kefir. I got the kefir grains on Friday. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for it to do its thing. I started with organic whole milk. It takes about 24 hours (+/-) to get to a buttermilk type consistency, which is when I'll strain it and put it in the fridge. Looking forward to some overnight oatmeal!
I also started some mung bean and lentil sprouts. It's been a long time since I've sprouted!
And my list bit of healthiness was to make salsa verde. YUM! Boy that's good stuff. I'm going back to Publix for more tomatillos!