"Sunflower, good morning, you sure do make it like a sunny day" - courtesy of Glen Campbell! i sing this song every time i go out in the front yard and see the sunflowers!
this a volunteer sunflower - volunteer meaning that a squirrel buried a sunflower seed here - we have a pile of them all over the yard. no matter tho - we love them and we allow the squirrels to plant the flowers where they would like to see them, too!
if anyone is hungry - STOP READING. there's a ton of food pics that we have been gorging on for the past few days coming up!
first up - chicken parmigiana! on top of pasta with radish kimchi and raw radish - yummeh!
we've been on a chicken kick this week - so of course, next up would be chicken satay with herbed rice, peanut sauce, carrot, raisin, mint and ginger salad, and fermented beets and daikon radish! sorry for the blurry picture!
there's always leftovers, so with the chicken satay, we had couscous tabouleh and hummus - fresh made of course!
and hey - check this out: my very good buddy North asked me for my bulgogi recipe. of course i sent it to him. he followed all of the instructions - like marinating the meat for 72hrs - and then he and his wife had a delicious meal. see for yourselves:
i love it that he sent me a pic. i also love that serving platter! he said that his wife even went back for seconds - bahahahahahah! oh that one made me and jambaloney laugh!
thanks for sending the pic, North buddy!
next up - little mushrooms. i love mushrooms. they are indicators of faeries. you didn't know that? yep, they darn tootins' are indicators of faerie activity in your yard. that's why i love them! here's a cluster of them.
and here's up close...so beautiful!
beautiful? did someone say beautiful? is there anything more beautiful than this:
that's 10 and a half litres of home-made stock. yummeh. i used to make vegetable stock, chicken stock, beef stock and fish stock. then i asked myself - "why?"!!! now i save all of my veggie pieces, chicken and beef bones and make "stock". and then with fish bones and shells i make fish stock. fish stock is very good for you...especially for weak bones and cartillage. also for arthritic joints and muscles. and you can hide fish stock in anything.
a sunset for my sister.
and lookee here:
that's volunteer Jerusalem artichokes! woohoo! the previous owner must have had some growing here years ago. this is the first year that we have noticed them. but i am super happy to find things growing that i didn't plant!!!
and last but not least - yaaaaay for me- i got a potatoe fruit! and you just know that i am going to dry all of the seeds and try growing potatoes from seed next year! wish me luck!
we are experiencing our Indian Summer here...the weather has been beautiful so many afternoons will be spent at the river. tomorrow is supposed to be exceptionally gorgeous so we will be at the beach. i promise to take many beach pictures to bore you all to death with. your welcome!