So much at once~
It's amazing really how clematis seem to grow 1 foot in a few hours..how some of my irises are as tall as Oli almost..how some old bleeding hearts never came back.
How I can't concentrate enough to read.. my mind is wandering so much.
Some parts of the gardens are still unopened..some leaves still waiting to come out..it all fills out and climbs up and blooms eventually..♥
I baked 2 small cakes and ..meh..nothing really to write home about ..
I like wow..
I did really like the Mexican Chipotle Avocado Salad..we made..I don't grill..so anything BBQ'd is a Wemade.
I didn't have chipotle powder~I will look for some..but I had Chipotle in adobo sauce and used the sauce part..just add to your liking for the chicken marinade..
Season up on all..I s and p'd everything..if you love hot sauce..I would even add a touch to the marinade part..for the chicken..
Jacques and I are NOT coriander,cilantro and I know every single one of you that loves it..will LOVE this dish even more..
I used my perennial..curly parsley..;)
I didn't used canned corn..I used fresh..well as fresh as it can be ..being shipped here..could have roasted on the BBQ but I wanted light and pretty for this.I like using fresh because you can slice off larger pieces..
the recipe is so simple..you basically make a vinaigrette.. use 2 tbsps and add ons if you wish like I did for the marinade..marinate overnight..even better..:)
You save the rest of that vinaigrette..and don't be afraid to double up..it coes IN the avovado salsa which takes a breath to make and then I drizzled the rest on everything..
you can find the recipe..
Serve like this w/ additional Lime Wedges and serve yourself..it says it serves three..it served 2;)
I did make those stamped cookies I love and used Karolina's (Goody Woody) rolling pin..I even entered a give away..:)
I had Caroline take the photo..
..as of 7.46 AM the next day..the day aftre the contest closed..which is today..I had not won lol .
If I showed you an out take of the photos Caro and I took some of you might laugh..
The girls..Caramelle and Bécassine looked like twins forever..now one is smaller..so I am naming her Caramelle..
Both have turned into teens w/ attitude..that last photo J took of me w/ his Ipad..trying to capture Caramelle in photo..they love to go under the back porch steps..where there are still some leaves..and forage inthere..or by our neighbours tennis court fence..in back of some of my perennial beds..:(
Try getting them out..
pardon the apron strung around me..either in the kitchen or the garden..I really like an apron..the garden one has big pockets..so I can keep chicken treats and my camera cap;)
Ties for clematis..and rubber gloves..
Oh lala..so naughty girls but look at those eggs..can you get any fresher than those LOL:)
And the next day had 3!!
I couldn't beleve it:)♥Them.:)
See the statue in the garden? Through the Le Jardin de La Maison sign?
That's Savannah..I have now designated her as the Goddess of Crochet because I need her help..big time..
See that gorgeous dishcloth to the left you have seen before? The one that inspired me to finally cave in and really try crochet?
Because I am always..always..always cleaning in the kitchen.
These are FANTASTIC on counters ..sinks..appliances..
Well look at my effort..afer maybe 60 false starts..this was the end result..the one on the RIGHT.
Jacques smiled and said:"It looks like a doll's skirt"..the front.
Personally I love the even edges..the perfect stitches..the perfect rectangle..
So far I am a failure:(
And I bought more yarn.
A true optimist.
I also got some Jane Davenport things at Michaels' w/ coupons..
the face stamp was fun and worked well..I wanted a gift tag for a neighbour..it took 10 minutes from beginning to end..the stamp I bought makes different faces..you can mix and match.
I loved Colorforms as a child..my love of all these things ..never left I guess..
the whole JD set up at Michael's..is so darn cute..I dare you to walk buy w/ a coupon if you love crafting..and not buy a thing:)
I don't know about you but the staff at our Michael's is super nice..
..there's a Cynthia in particular..I don't know all their names shame on me..the nice guy in frames..the cash staff..oh another girl that just finds every purchase so exciting..
She may well have bought that pencila case after I left~
Our birdhouses all have tenants..cute cute finches in that one:)
But I think one has wasps:(
I walk by so fast..
ironically we actually installed a BEE House.
Thunbergia and roses will climb that front arbor..the back arbor is new..the one J built 16 yrs ago in wood was rotting.Had to chop down the huge kiwi vines that had engulfed it..start anew..hope they come back..go forth and prosper.
All very exciting this Spring season.. even though our weather is not great.Jacques is predicting a wet summer:(
It's actually CRAPPY.
I just want sun in the day and rain at night.That's all I ask for.
In the garden.
I have wish lists for everything.
My biggest ones..for my Littles.
Some of you may remember the crocheted beggies Susan made me for my birthday a number of yeras back..I still love it....weekends are for markets.
Have a great weekend.