The first beets my daughter gave us from her husbands' veggie garden were lovely..delicious..and cute:)Above..
But the last batch..they were the size of small grapefruits..those are the ones I used for my roasted beet quinoa salad~
I am definitely growing his beets next summer..his;)
The recipe is a cinch..cook your quinoa perfectly..add some diced roasted beets..garlic that roasted with your beets....spring green onions...chopped fresh chives..chopped red peppers..feta..parsley..the juice of the roasted beets..s and p.. some EVOO..and white balsamic vinegar..Top with larger beautiful chunks of those roasted beets..
This is a complete meal for me.
It's a side for Jacques;)
You know the smallest things are the greatest gifts.
My daughters and I email always..we are not phone people..and one lives across the street kittie corner..
as soon as I stopped working I bid the phone adieu..I HATE the phone.
They work..they can sneak an email in here and there..before bed..anecdotes..all kinds of STUFF.
slews of emails.I adore them..pics..etc..
Wednesday morning this was one of my emails from Caroline;
Last night, im lying in bed with Max, and I sing my nightly awesome rendition of
You are my sunshine..
He says ok, mom two questions,
1. Who was the first man on earth..
2. Who invented the song ‘you are my sunshine’… I say…I don’t know…he says I think Nana did.
They are the grace in my life.
And I am so very grateful for them.
The light is so different ..the mornings are cool,dappled heavy shade everywhere,the trees across the street are turning,they seem to turn where the East sun hits them first..taking photos.. the sun is so harsh..everything is still too green and brown ..that old look..
I've started afternoon tea again even though it is so mild and sunny,fall makes me do that..and the music is not being played as much outdoors..
it's mostly indoors..as I type this entry..Rod Stewart is singing...I can only give you love that lasts forever..I still enjoy his songs and music..
...and a hand to hold when leaves begin to fall..
All time favorite fall song..Nat King Cole..Autumn Leaves..my mom's favorite.
Fall is very nostalgic for me,I think it's beauty just brings out every emotion we have.Stunning splendour.Gorgeousness .
I started preparing my Garlic planting..see the gloves? Raffia?Stakes?Shears?
I had bought a gift a few years back for an occasion that was canceled..a pale yellow metal bucket filled with even knee pads..and an apron..the occasion never happened..and I kept it..all shrink wrapped from Chapters/Indigo thinking maybe another occasion would happen and the gift would again be appropriate..it never happened.
I unwrapped it.
My garden is shocked to see new things.
Usually I find clippers and scissors and shears and hand rakes and trowels all old and worn..lost in a bed here or there.
Why was I saving it?
We have also been relentlessly dropping our everyday utensils(for years!!) on the floors clearing the table..they are bottom heavy and just slide off the plates.
I was saving the bees..for what?
The others are gone..and the bees are out.
See ..fall is the new year..a new leaf;)
André Gagnon is a QC artist..AMAZING..all instrumental..a client.. maybe 30 yrs ago got me hooked..Greg.
André Gagnon has many CDs ..over the years I think we have picked up 5.Love them all..
Henri Salvador, a client who also became a friend ..Robert..got me hooked..all French..OMgosh the songs are just so pretty.Henri also..we have a few of his CD's..
Richard Séguin is also a QC talent..I went to a show of his..and bought the CD which he autographed..
Stacey Kent..adorable..again from Robert..she is from here too..
So nice to find music you love..