After a spell of brown and grey the sun shone this past week making things appear somewhat greener.
Last year..this time of year..I followed Chris and Scott's great tips about buying grocery basil and starting plantings inside.
I am following their lead again now..
This year I thought ..:"use your small San Pellegrinos..that you have been saving.."~:)
They actually look pretty on the kitchen counter catching the light..
Soon I'll start the Dahlias in trays.
To cover the tree stump we are going to put a raised bed for herbs and a few vegetables.
The last thing I need is another garden..but a stump is hard to look at.
I need to fill in spots ..we shovel pruned older roses that were just not happy here anymore..
The nurseries will be seeing me.
We had pasta w/ my sauce and Chris's meatballs..with modifications..
That crust is my go to now..
I made a new quinoa salad..
I had Pinned the recipe but then made changes..
The BBQ pizza requires a bit of pre cooked bacon..so I browned the quinoa in a tbsp of the drippings..:)
All 4 boys..have started Football close by..Oli and Noah are at the same level..beginners..then Max is at another level..and Lucas is at an older level.
We went to the first pratice..the families..if the boys enjoy it..will be there from 9-1..
It was lovely but brisk!
No uniforms yet..they are to follow..
A $3000.00 lens would be lovely to zoom in..
Any recommendations for a good not $$ zoom lens..for a Canon?
Longest zoom I have is 55-250mm..the reason I know is that it came with the camera ap 7 years ago..and it is written on the lens.
I am not even certain I won't look into a full frame camera one day..I don't even know what I just said you know..
I know nothing about cameras ...same as football.
It was fun to watch..the one I caught doing the warm up was Max..the smaller ones were not really doing anything..and the older one had not started:)
Frédérick came back from that first workout assistant coach of Lucas' team..
Max put his ♥ into it.Push ups..burpees..OY.
He'll be 8 in exactly so many days..he can tell you..and he is the shark lover.
Seems like that big board may be a usual fixture in our line of vision for a while..
OK probably..(no..truly..) the least pretty pic I have ever posted of our gardens..me amongst my garlic:)
Yes because that is how I felt this w/e..primping practically nothing..but w/ such anticipation and the sun in my face..:)
Watching my garlic grow...
That bratty little Clematis vine kept popping back into the photo:)
Adapted and modified..found here.
1 cup of quinoa..prepared as you like..I sautéed my quinoa in 1 tbsp bacon drippings..
I add 2 cups of broth..and simmer for ap 15 minutes..until all the liquid is absorbed..leave to rest..fluff with fork..you will kmow when it is cooked little tendrils seem to appear and no water is left..
When cool..place in a large bowl..add 1 cup rinsed drained chick peas
Chop up some kale
Grate 1 carrot
Finely chop some peppers
Pumpkin seeds as garnish..
The dressing is simple..
The juice of 1/2 a large lemon
some zest to taste
ap 3 tbsps olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp grainy Dijon mustard
Salt and Pepper to taste.
Whisk all together and mix into the salad.
Top w/ Pumpkin Seeds.
Makes a lot..I like it for lunch~