May 25, 2016


ideas come and ideas float, ideas go and pop up again. it so happened with baking and things to make in our house. naomi is a maker and loves to cook. baking has been more of amos domain. never mind, we all love to eat and share food with each other.
and so it happen, that naomi got all the ingredients ready, the recipe on the counter on saturday night, that she would be ready for baking and serving warm pop overs on sunday morning.

and so it happened, without me even having to get up and running, the pop overs turned out wonderfully warm and popping. a tweak in the recipe didn't bring them to fall. an encouragement for the baker to make them again.

such experiences are great. preparing food for friends, for family or anyone else and seeing how the people love what one prepared is such a strong emotion. i love it and i'm sure anyone else would too. at least naomi was super happy and brought a basket full over to her friends house.

get started cooking and baking, it's a booster for self esteem!

May 24, 2016

flower boxes

it has gotten late this year, very lat, usually i planted the flower boxes by the end of April or the first week of May. But this year i got sick and all of a sudden i was not able to keep any of my plans in line. the to do list grew and my strength has not fully come back. but i went to the weekly market into town and bought wonderful plants. on satruday i was planting and loved it. it is definitely one of my favorite spring time activities.
a first for this years planters, i mixed the flowers with a herb in each box. so there is lots of geranium, some simple leavy hangers, dill, oregano and verbena and i'm looking forward to the way the plants are growing and either loving the mix or die. it sounds a bit sad but i guess that might be the case. i did not a lot of research but rather just bought what i liked and felt like would fit.

by the way, the tomato plants are doing fine and i will plant them in the big pots next weekend, if the temperatures will permit.

while i was planting, joel put up a brand new chicken fence and it looks good. much stronger then the first one and also a bit higher, iti's 120cm this time, with a kind of wiggly top part, this should keep the fox from climbing it. so far we have not had the chickens out just within the fenced area. they are still being carried out to the smaller wire mesh guinea pic cage. we are looking forward to them being big enough to roam on their own.

May 23, 2016

a leisur sunday afternoon

those are definitely some of the best times. hang around the garden, loving the quiet and being, just being. no program, no planned party, good weather and having someone else prepare food!
joel had the bright idea, of getting the mini grill out...
amos immediately caught fire and the two of them were all into grilling. sausages were quickly put on the "pins" and it did not take very long for him to call for them to be ready. a wonderful local beer, some corn chips and seasonal veggies were on the menu. just finger foods and that is perfect with all of us. no dish washing after lunch... that's one thing thea specifically likes, eating with her hands, getting to it, without having to tinker with utensils!

and for a second course or rather calling it dessert, were grilled bananas, o so very yummy!

there was lots of talking, and a bit later the grandparents showed up for coffee and mid second desserts... well we all have a sweet tooth and so, no one minded that third course.