Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rain, rain... go away..come again another day

It's me, Lee and I'm just kidding..I actually really enjoy the rain and we have had more than our fair share this summer..usually its dangerously dry but not this year! I like being outside in a gentle rain (if I can come back inside and dry off)...this morning's rain is coming in harsh horizontal sheets though so I think I will stay inside for now. We are going to our big annual home learners campout this weekend..we are all busy finding our camp stuff since we haven't camped this year. I am hoping it doesn't rain the entire time...I dont like being wet for 3 days but that wont stop any of us from having a good time!
Yesterday I was in the garden trimming my tomato plants..not something I would typically do but they are a big mess since I left them unstaked and they are crawling on the ground like a tangle of fairytale like vines. I am sharing the tomatoes again this year with large tomato hornworms..ewwww...they are large and loud..I can hear them munching!! I've read that they dont eat the tomatoes but I've seen a few latched onto the fruit, not just the leaves. There are lots to share though:)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ok more food pics....Pad Thai

Lee here...
I'm not sure why this pic is blurry but it was the yummiest pad thai ever!! Fresh (very in right outside my door!!) garden tomatoes and cilantro. I really need to learn to photoshop pics and then still be able to find them to post them since I am very new at this and am so impressed I can even get a photo here!! About the pad thai, Zee led me in the right direction..Ive made it a few times but this was the best. The squeeze of lime was like the icing on the cake! I packed some for dh for lunch tomorow too.

I'm off to watch So You Think You Can Dance....I am always so sad when folks get kicked off..they are all so favorites are always the contemporary routines especially by Mia Michaels!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

raspberry season

Lee again:)

This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago. We are blessed to have a very generous neighbour who lets us pick unlimited raspberries. We ate tons of fresh picked berries every day and I froze a few bags, made 2 batches of jam (gave quite a few away) and made these awesome muffins. I dont usually have luck with muffins..they just dont turn out very well..but these..ohh la la!!

Ohh the bounty!

Lee here:)

Check this out...lovely little yellow sungold tomatoes and a bigger red variety that I cant remember the name of...we get handsful of tomatoes everyday and Kate and Annie and I enjoy the snacks and homemade salsa!!

My tomato plants were pretty much neglected..unstaked, they grew out wide all over the ground instead of upright....its been a challenge to harvest these beauties....all the plants intertwined...lesson learned for next year..put up stakes first thing!!

Friday, August 1, 2008


Lotus pond located in the Saigon Zoo

Memories of Vietnam..... but first lunch

Ultimate Veggie Wrap Home made raw wraps made from corn, flax, onions, garlic, sea salt, pepper, cumin and agave, dehydrated and stuffed with veggies, voila! I made a batch of home made almond milk this morning; let the cows breathe a huge smile of relief, if this catches on, your freedom is at hand!