kymber here....with some misty morning skies for Helga....they are really pretty! don't look at the "junkyard collection of useful stuff" - it will all be used in the next few months! the river looks beautiful on a misty morning - i love it!
there are so many butterflies flying around in groups of two - they fly and swirl together as if doing a mating dance. i can watch them for hours. they are called painted ladies. they are so beautiful.
we have knapweed growing everywhere and the bees and butterflies love it. Pioneer Preppy - do you have knapweed in your area?
we've been eating like kings over the last few days - what am i saying - we always eat like kings!!! i try to incorporate raw food, cooked food and fermented food in all of our meals. below is what we call our Lebanese supper. it includes ground beef spiced with turmeric, curry, cardamon, cumin, paprika and fresh crushed garlic. it is delicious. also we have pita, quinoa tabouleh, kimchi, hummus and sticky rice. jambaloney makes the best sticky rice and basmati rice that i have ever tasted. anyway - i love Lebanese supper.
of course we always have leftovers. i like to prepare big dishes that we can eat and re-eat for a few days. it means a day of cooking and 3 or 4 days off. i don't usually freeze any prepared meals as i like to have it as fresh as possible. anyway - leftovers below.
i mixed the hamburger and sticky rice together and added a ton more of the same spices - it really is delicious. for leftover supper, jambaloney put all of the stuff on a pita. his pita has asiago and artichoke dip, hummus, the hamburger rice, quinoa tabouleh and hot peppers. my plate is below the pita plate and i had the same except i had kimchi instead of banana peppers. the hamburger rice is really good when it is re-heated.
next up are some vietnamese spring rolls that i made for lunch. i made a ton and put them in the fridge so that we could eat them again for lunch the next day.
thesse spring rolls i made with rice paper wrappers, vermicelli, julienned carrots, julienned cucumber, crab, a ton of basil, a ton of mint and julienned lettuce. they were super good but what is even better is the dipping sauce. i use white vinegar, sugar, the juice of a big lime, fresh crushed garlic, apple cider vinegar, green onions and a splash of soya.
as some of you know, a while back i started a recipe blog - but i just haven't kept it up. so sorry if you are bored by the food pics...but i love reading blogs where people share their recipes or food pics - it gives me ideas for what to make and i learn new recipes which is always great.
anyway, for those of you bored with the food and the butterflies, check out jambaloney's latest contraption to make our lives and this house better.
notice his gorgeous celtic tattoo - it's a torque. he was going to have it filled in years ago but i convinced him not too...i really like following the lines with my fingers and eyes. anyway, i had to take the pic at a weird angle because, as usual, we were naked - bahahahahahah! he will be doing a post in a few days on what he is doing with this baby!!!
kymber out and hoping that you all had a lovely weekend!
one last thing:
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