~Annabelle~

My husband brought home a flea infested puppy about 3 weeks ago. He said she was playing in the street and people were honking their horns at her. She was oblivious of course. He first saw her on his way to the park while walking our other dogs, on his way back, there she was causing trouble. Somehow he managed to convince her to come to him, he leashed her and brought her home.

Yes, wasn’t that just lovely of him?

~What I ate on my 14 day raw food cleanse~

Each day starts with the “daily cup.” Everyday. This is coffee with almond milk. Delish. I tried to cut back on my caffeine. I did ok, I am down to 2 cups in the morning. That’s the best I can do and it’s an improvement. I used to drink 3 or 4 cups a day. The last time I went off of caffeine was when I was pregnant 18 years ago and it made me feel not great. If I do try it again it will have to be a slow and gradual process. I do have a really good option when for when I am ready.

This is what I ate for lunch. Corn Chowder. Oh my. It was so good. Made with cashew’s. It was really nice.

~Lastly,here is my dinner. Bacon,lettuce and tomato. You will not believe it if I told you what the “bacon” is. Try to guess. Ok, I will just tell you. Eggplant. Dehydrated for hours. Seriously it did taste like bacon. On Ezekiel 4:9 bread. It was awesome!

This is just a sample of my meals for one day. Every morning starts with a smoothie and snacks of seasonal fruit. I have never felt better. There are so many reason’s to consider a cleanse.  The reason I choose to cleanse was to obtain clarity and to cleanse my body from the inside out. I want to eat food that will nourish my body, not make me sick.  I don’t want my food choices to be the cause of any physical pain and disease.  The goal is to gradually add back different food to determine what works and what doesn’t work for me. The funny thing is that what works for me might be totally opposite of what works for you.

~Father’s Day breakfast~

~ saute onion and garlic~

~add fresh corn~

~add a little yellow squash fresh off the vine~

~I love brown eggs, so pretty, beat about 4~

~ gather fresh herbs and cherry tomatoes~

~once the veggies are little sauted  add eggs, top with tomatoes and fresh herbs~

~add fresh grated Havarti cheese, salt and pepper~

~toast wheat bread and top with sunflower sprouts~

~I added a little bit of cheddar~

~serve with a side of fresh fruit  and enjoy~

~ Garlic, herbs, tomatoes,  and squash from our little garden.
~~ Corn, brown eggs, and sunflower sprouts from the Urban Market , which is just down the road from us.

~~Fruit also from the Urban Market.

I love summer time ther are so many good things to eat. I can’t get enough fruits and veggies. I need to power up to finish quilting a queen size quilt. What the heck was I thinking? It’s huge.

Happy Father’s Day!!

 

~What’s for lunch?~

Yesterday mid-morning I went out back to my little teeny tiny potted garden and picked my lunch, or parts of it. I had a zucchini and a squash from my mom’s garden and I picked pea’s, carrots and the ever-present cherry tomato’s. It’s a start. Hmm. A little bit of rice, a little bit of quinoa. Grated veggies, sliced carrots, peas in the pod, and a finely chopped pepper. Toss. Stir and enjoy.
Yummy. mish-mash veggie soup, it’s what’s for lunch.

~Food from the Garden~

 

Fresh lettuce from the garden.

I’ve harvested all the lettuce I could, now I must plant more.  I need a long flat trough- type vessel to maximize production. I love being able to eat my fresh lettuce.  It tastes so much better than anything from a store and it’s pretty.

First little harvest of peas and tomato’s.

Beans and tomato’s. I love cherry tomato’s.

Teeny tiny carrots. I got excited and pulled some out to see what was what. I think this is “short and sweet” variety.

More tomato’s and my first little yellow squash. Yummers.

A humble first harvest, prepped and ready for dinner.

My first garden dinner.  Quinoa Veggie Medley. It was good!

 

Ever since reading In the French Kitchen Garden, I had dreams of creating a little potager garden outside my own kitchen where I could wander out and pick a few things for dinner. Many years have passed since I first read this book, but I am slowly, very slowly beginning to achieve what I read about so long ago. Losing the tree last year has left us with much more sun right outside my kitchen, I take my blessings where I can find them, I am thankful for my little sunny patches. I want to find this book and read it again. It is a very lovely book.

~Yarn Along~

Gosh, it’s been a while since I’ve yarned along.  I made this cute little Little Jenny Wren Pinafore eek, so cute!

I used some very lovely yarn from Brambleberry Yarns,this yarn is English Rose. Isn’t it beautiful?  I loved knitting each row, watching as  the color softly changes from one to the next. It is so pretty and soft.  As I am looking at this yarn I can smell lavender. Cynthia tucked in a little sachet of lavender in among the yarns.


I hope to have time to make my next doll. I have one in mind that I really want to bring to life.

Joining Ginny this week.

~a walk about~

I saw my first hummingbird on April 1oth.  I was so happy. I haven’t seen another one since, but it won’t be long until they are flitting about.

I found a bok choy. What?  I don’t know how it got in this pot, but whatever. I will use it in soup or stir fry.

Ok, the red salvia has turned white. I don’t know why. I think it’s time to cut it back and let it start over. It is pretty with the white rose.

This spring I have seen so many plants come up that I not only forgot about, but it’s been years since I have seen them. Like this clematis. Tucked in among Old Blush rose. Pretty.

This beautiful new butterfly landed right by my feet.  I love how perfect the wings are.

This wild rose was grown from a seed. I love this rose, so fragrant. I love it with this deutzia shrub. I love how the blooms combine.

Maggie an old garden rose.  Maybe a bourbon rose? Smells so good!

I found a little bee..

~Caldwell Pink~ an old garden rose.

It was a cold and gray day that ended with warm and beautiful sun.  I was so happy to be able to get out to walk about the garden.

~Baby Quilt done~

Yay, it is in the wash getting all snuggly and warm even as I type this.  I finished last weekend and had just the binding left to go. What a long week of work but I was able to finish it up yesterday evening. I am so glad to have this done. I miss making quilts.  It’s been a while and I really miss the process of making them, the end product is always so worth the time!

I have many ideas and plans to make more, but you know how that goes.

For this quilt I used the Lil Twister Pinwheel tool. It was fun! I have made a pinwheel quilt before but this tool makes it faster and worry free.  I really enjoyed the process. I had 2 Good Fortune charm pack’s from Pink Chalk Fabrics which comes with a coordinating stack of solids.  This is just enough fabric to make a baby quilt (along with extra yardage for piecing the front and back .)

I free motioned the baby’s name and birth date on the front for a fun alternative. Here it is pre-wash. I will be so anxious to see it once dried. I will post a picture of it when it’s done in the wash.

Ok, on to my next idea.. what will it be?

I really hope Mama likes it and baby spends many happy hours using this quilt.