the above are directional blooms:)
It's that August feeling..no other month feels like August..ok December too..and maybe May..but August is like the end to me.
I always said if I go away..end of August would be fine..my gardens have had the proverbial biscuit..
things look tired..forlorn..
as I was weeding one of them this afternoon..I heard those August crickets..August ones..they sound dry even thought it's been raining on and off for days it seems..
Some whites are blooming..Phlox "David" and all the hydrangeas varieties we grow..
some pinks.. but mostly GOLDS and yellows..
Noah is en route to Toronto w/ his mom for a getaway..we went to his swim meet last night.. he's so cute in his bathing cap and knee length Speedo..
he LOVES swimming and I can't believe how much he has progressed..
I LOVE seeing the kids swim..OMG to have their courage and tenacity..some are no bigger than my thumb..and take a breath every paddle w/ their goggles..I swear they melt my heart.
I clap loudest when Noah..Emily or an underdog finishes.
One lady has 7 children.I kid you not every one could be a Ralph Lauren ad.
I think she is 30.
She said she would have more..oh they're cute! The cousins too.
The 3 other Littles are in Sandbanks:) Great place for families and beach and fun..
I love getting pics:)
The few vegetables I have are still ripening..the garlic has been harvested and I enlarged that bed to plant twice as much this October..
I..adore corn..strong word but I do.
Not mid -July corn, only end of July and ..August corn.
Tastes so buttery even without the butter.
It's my fave thing about August apart from M's and L's birthdays...
I like it in salads too..Marie block your eyes:) and I will be posting a great new quinoa salad we had today soon..so block twice:)
..this is like the beet salad I make except with chard and corn..and petals;),tomatoes from our garden and garlic from our garden..spring green onions..
..this salad is even good the next day.I had saved the beet vinaigrette and used that..easy peasy...but you can use any vinaigrette you like.
I only use half cup uncooked quinoa..one cup broth..it's plenty for a salad w/ leftovers for Jacques and I..
Another thing I like to do in August is make relish..
You may remember this one....la relish de Josée..I have made it and made it;)
In case anyone is going marketing .. like I should be doing right now...and want a delish and pretty project..her relish (Tricia's this time)..is worth the effort..and mindfulness~
I made Tricia' s at Saving Room for Dessert..
You can find the recipe on her beautiful,appetizing blog.
I made a few changes,and not because I wanted to..it's because I was caught..w/ out yellow onions so used a large French shallot and a red onion..and I only had black mustard seeds..! Well a smidge of normal and loads of black.
Make this when you have time to finely chop everything by hand..this is not something my processors would do well.
She was an inspiration to be mindful..and patient;)
Thank you Tricia...it is just the kind of relish we love...Sat. night we had burgers on the grill ,baked home fries and her relish was just right.
We are so lucky to learn so much..left right and centre through blogging.
I received my Martha Stewart..I was done in a heartbeat ready to pass it along..
magazines don't come close anymore I find to what we learn here...in our webworld.
Thanks for all the inspiration..s all the time.