some kimchi, olives, pickled onions, pickled artichokes, homemade salsa, homemade guacamole, brie cheese, feta cheese and some sliced tomatoes. some fresh bread and olive oil and balsamic vinegar - that's a great breakfast right there!
here's some spaghetti and homemade meatballs - yummeh! want to know the secret for making great meatballs? use meat! like ground hamburger. and don't put any filler like crackers or bread in there for heaven's sake. just meat! and spices! and make a killer sauce with lots of fresh garlic and herbs!
see all of the little frog babies at the bottom of the picture? they are growing healthy and strong! come on frog babies - we need you to eat the mosquito larvae and mosquitoes!
here's a little bunch of pretty flowers that came out of nowhere...sooo pretty!
to my friend Mystic Mud.....STOP READING NOW! i do not want to rub my new swimming pool in your face! i know, i know - i have a river, an ocean and a hottub - what on earth do i need a new swimming pool for?!?!?!?
kids, it's because i can. oh yes, i can! Please...no drooling...have a gander!
that baby is going to get plugged and given a home somewhere in our junk-filled, redneck, white-trash yard and then i will be able to dip into it in order to cool down in between the painting jobs that the man gives me!
you don't think our yard is full of junk...have a look-see:
geesh....one of these days i just know that i will have a beautifully-landscaped yard...properly maintained by someone named Jesus (pronounced Hay-Zoos). actually, we don't have any mexicans on the island...
teehee. here is the first part of the roof going up on the greenhouse. is there anything more lovely?
i just noticed that all of the pics of the greenhouse are slanty....it's because of all of the slanty ground around here! that and the fact that i take slanty pictures!
here's some pretty moss....
and some fiddleheads...which will eventually turn into ferns. have you ever eaten fiddleheads?
some pretty purple flowers...
some tiny-tine blue flowers...
a gorgeous dawn for my mole sister Helga...
out front....this is at about 5am in the morning...
out back again...
it eventually became like this...
what do you do with leftover spagetti and meatballs? you make a meatball sandwich for lunch of course!
woohoo - finally a bright sunny day after 4 straight months of non-stop rain! maybe we can get some work done on the greenhouse!
the man working on the roof below:
Strachan's Brook is slowly draining into the river:
a delicious qunioa, green olive, multi-coloured pepper and avocado salad with an avocado dressing:
mmmmmmmm. it was yummeh!
and here's another day's breakfast - zucchini fritters with garlic, turmeric and cayenne sour cream...and of course, a generous helping of kimchi - yummeh!
dinner that day was some delicious roasted chicken, smashed and gravy, steamed carrots, wild rice and cranberry stuffing and some pickled beets.
however, by noon last friday we were hitting waaay above average temps - it was like 24C (76F)! it was so out of season and such a treat....i didn't care if we still had a greenhouse to build. i wanted the river!!!! jambaloney did not want to down greenhouse tools...remember, it has been raining for 3 straight months and we need to get this thing built! but i was adamant! i wanted a dip in the river! try not to trip all over the windows and crap and let's go down to the river...
woohoo! look it's the beautiful ocean-filled river! i love my river!
oh it was so beautiful...and the air so warm!
jambaloney said "babe. it's gonna be waaay too cold. you'll never get in".
he does not understand a woman on a mission. wearing one of his pirate bandanas. and some panties being that this blog is rated PG13.
but geesh. will he never learn? probably not. he's a man and all. (just teasing with you babe. i loves you and all of that!)
heading out into that beautiful, salty, mineral-filled, delicious river. the river temp is about 12C (55F). i screamed a little walking in.
i screamed A LOT going in! it was freakin freezing!
jambaloney didn't scream....
he just dove right in....he was screaming under the water...i know it!
after our first dip of 2013....can you believe we were swimming on May 31?!?!?!!? woohoo! i can't wait for more dips! but after our dip - it was time to come home and keep working on the greenhouse!
although the yard is full of junk and our crap-*ssed cottage really is slanty - look at our beautiful greenhouse! it will be gorgeous when finished and i will enjoy painting and decorating it and starting all of our food out there!
more greenhouse updates coming soon. Helga - have you noticed all of the green? woohoo! the green is back and i am loving it!