This is the part one page in my Madame Bovary book I love..
It has nothing to do with my post..Apart from now being part one really in our gardens..
I just love the reliure of this old book I have....etc..
No great book review here..
Just part one ..glorious part one..of les jardins!
So...Part 1 ...is actually starting to finally happen in our gardens....
See the leaves in the trees????!!!!
That funny little fern emerging..by my Keeper of Secrets Fairy...is my Maidenhead Fern..wait till you see how amazing nature is!
She turns a beautiful green and canopies the fairy ..very soon..
The Violas are popping up..♥
All dicentras..(this is Canadensis I think..)from wild to more cultivated..they all have a beauty of their own..like all lilies.(Trout Lily above.. I believe)...wild or not~
The muscaris..the peonies..so much happens at once..I won't wait until they are in their full glory..I want to remember stages ♥
I am on a small humble adventure every day to see what has transpired~
The screened in porch is de winterized! The new cushion covers with ribbons for easy removal for cleaning:)
The porch baskets..
I Love the porch!
Ssummer..Spring and Fall..in Winter..not at all.
Actually hard for me to concentrate on food when nature emerges..
I like David Rocco's show..he's engaging..bubbly.. happy..and his food looks and tastes good..not to mention the fabulous vistas..
This is a twist on something he made in Sicily..
A few slices of some of the meats Jacques cured..
You simply put a dollop of Ricotta on the bresaola.. top w/ fresh arugula..fold up..sprinkle with lemon juice and a touch of olive oil if you wish..
It's really good..
And was a hit at Easter here..the whole large appetizer plate disappeared in an instant..
I used his cured meats and some delicious tiny quail eggs..
For this salad..
So simple .arugula..hard boiled quail eggs..his meats.. slivered..toasted pine nuts.. a little tomato top to make the toadstool.......a little egg forms the rest of the toadstool..or try a mini bocconchini:-)
Vinaigrette of Walnut Oil, you can use regular olive oil..Rice Wine Vinegar..flavored..a pinch of sugar..salt and pepper..edible geranium blossoms..
Feels so good to have salads more often..I like them in winter too..but it's so cold you really just want warming foods..I get the shivers after a salad in winter.
Speaking of eggs..quail ..or otherwise..
Our son-in law did a super job on building such a cute coop for their backyard..
Looks like a Barn B&B..It's so well kept..well built..We are both enchanted with it..
He has five girls..the days we visited he still only had three..
I love chickens!
Wait till they start laying eggs:)
They are all different..so far the 3 we met..
are named:Hens Solo
Our other son-in-law has designs on a coop in the future too.
Lots of summer projects!
Most of my gardens are done..just a few more things to do..and add..
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
There is always music amongst the trees in our gardens, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it..
It's a long weekend here..
God Bless Spring~