~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.

~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.

~Reflections of Spring~

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I don’t know where March has gone.  Where did you go March? It must have been the warm rays of sun that brought on the onslaught of  fast and furious green growth.  I have been outside enjoying the warmth and light. I have sown seeds that make me very hopeful for a meager reward (if I am lucky.)

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Spring has come fast and hard this year. The world has many problems and  I feel a heaviness that is hard to turn away from. For this short period of beauty (called Spring.)  I turn my face to the sun and I pray for peace. Peace for all who suffer and an end to the sadness that is all around so many. Spring brings renewal and each day moves us closer to the sun, and perhaps closer to the realization that we all one.

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~I’m just waiting on the storm~

This winter has been the most mild that I can remember. I am not complaining, it has been just a wonderful season so far. I’ve got the beginnings of spring fever, I was out pulling weeds and debris this afternoon. I have the rose splinters to prove it. Why do I never remember to put on my gloves? So far, the Japanese Spiraea is blooming, the quince has buds, daffodils are up, with buds, and I saw a purple periwinkle bloom. Seriously, weird.

But, the “storm” is coming. So they say. I can’t seem to get anything done, I am just stuck in the wait mode. Ugh. So very unpleasant.

Why am I so nervous about storms, well, take a look for yourself. This is what happened last February 24th…

Thank God we were all fine. It was not until June 28th that we were able to move back home. Anyway. That night I was just about to get into the shower, you see that tree.. eeeeee – yeah, scary.  I need to take a shower now, but I’m kind of stuck in I’m watching the weatherman mode.

Lord, help me through these storms. I’m just a little scared.