Monday, September 3, 2012
a lotta pics coming as i play catch-up!
what kind of sister would i be if i didn't start the post with obligatory pics of the sky and river for my sweetest Helga? a pretty bad sister i would think. notice how the clouds are reflecting into the river...as above, so below.
these are pics that jambaloney took when he went fishing the other day. did he catch us some fish? are the clouds reflected in the river in the above-pic? yer darn tootins' baby!
trouts and sprouts. we eat this several times a week during trout season! dear sweet one (otherwise known as Stephen) - see jambaloney's reply back to your comment on the previous post. we do have fishing seasons that our wildlife enforcement officers pay strict attention to and the regulations are strictly enforced with heavy penalties. it's because we on the island really do want to protect all of our natural resources in order for them to be enjoyed, and to be available, for all future generations to come.
next up - a breakfast that is local, sustainable and deeeeelishous! trouts from the river, potatoes from the garden and wild blueberries that we picked - soooooo yummmmeh!
Hey Winston Buddy - nice to see ya? i know that you have been terribly busy lately but i also know that you are dying for a cat update (everyone else can just moan through the next few pics - bahahahahah!)
here's Marley-Bow....whacked from the nip.
Frankly is trying to keep his eyes open. trust me. but he's whacked too.
Noodie-noo gets his share of the nip and heads for the back of daddy's chair. hello, my name is kymber and i am raising catnip addicts.
addiction is no laughing matter - you stop that laughing Winston!
up next - how about some delicious butter chicken and aloo gobi??? oh heaven on a plate! with kimchi, of course! i love aloo gobi...it is filled with so many delicious, aromatic and healthy spices!
and scarlet runner beans...growing up Jimmy's thresher in the front yard just as i imagined they would! they are producing huge bean pods that i will let dry and then collect the beans for more planting next spring. soon Jimmy's thresher will be covered in beautiful scarlet runners!
can you believe the colour of this amaranth? oh many seeds will be saved to plant this gorgosity all around the yard!
there are very few things on this planet that are naturally blue - did you know that? one of those things is borage. so beautiful. and edible too.
speaking of blue - these next 2 pics are for Sandy - she always takes great shots of the moon. did you know that on August 31 that we experienced a Blue Moon? you can read more about Blue Moons here.
we had cloudy skies on August 31 so i wasn't able to take any pics of the Blue Moon. but i got some gorgeous pics of it on August 30. have a look:
we were in the hottub just loving the sky. so very beautiful!
speaking of beautiful - check out these babies!
some carmelized onions and peppers:
put 'em all together with some sour cream and fresh herbs and you got yourself some delicious steak-wraps - yummeh! we love food!
now for a beautiful sunset to share with Helga (of course)...as well as Sandy, Jane, lotta joy, Practical P and Brigid.
we have some beautiful skies and i love to take pics of them.
sorry if it's boring but this is the end of our day...and we look to the sky and it tells us that it will be a beautiful day at the river....
the evening sky never lies. it's an old fisherman's saying - "red sky at night, sailor's delight. red sky at morning, sailor's take warning". i love it.
speaking of red, how about some gorgeous fermented beets and daikon radish with garlic??? these babies will be ready in 3 days. we love fermented food and how good it is for your stomach flora and digestive tract. we eat at least one serving of fermented food a day. i insist!
oh ya - more bulgogi. what can i say? bulgogi is a delicious way to use up cheap, tough pieces of meat!
and lastly - the red sunset was right! it was a gorgeous river day! as we had stuffed our faces full of bulgogi, rice, kimchi, stir-fried cabbage and carrot (with sesame oil, turmeric and cumin), and raw beans and radish - we decided to take raw peppers, cucumber, radish, celery and fresh-made hummus down to the river for our afternoon snack.
life is good!