wow! it's been another busy, but very fun week! and the weather has been brilliant!
i love all of the beautiful colours during autumn - so pretty! the sunsets have been pretty amazing, too!
we've been sitting out every evening with a cup of mint tea, or chamomile tea, or a mixture of the two. there is nothing like fresh tea from fresh herbs!
on saturday we had our volunteer fire department annual potluck supper in fourchu. all of the VFD members bring a main dish and a dessert. community members from both framboise and fourchu also bring side dishes or main dishes as well. let me just say that there was a ton of food! we had such a good time talking with all of our friends and community members - especially the ones that we don't see at the dances! oh and speaking of food - MEATPIE!!! it was delicious!
we scarfed that baby back all evening and then finished the rest off for breakfast - i love homemade meatpie! it contained steak cubes, potatoes, carrots, turnip and onion - yummeh!
we also went to visit our friends, c & b, and ended up having a hoot. our other friends, s & d, also showed up. as did b's brother, d. needless to say, even though everyone was tired, a party ensued. it was a blast hanging out with our friends. we also got to meet c & b's daughters new boyfriend, m. we all teased the crap out of him because he can sure take a ribbing - it was a great evening and fun was had by all.
here's some hassleback roasted potatotes, steamed broccoli and a bunch of sauteed veggies with some of our friend d's apple.
our friend d gave us another big bag of apples, they are liberty apples and they are sweet and tart at the same time. they are so fresh and crisp - we'll have apples for most of the winter!
we also had our friend e's son and girlfriend come over for the day. jambaloney and h went to the beach to get sand to fill in the ruts in our driveway - he'll have a post up about it soon. it's great to be able to just go to the beach and get all the sand, small rocks, medium rocks and big rocks whenever you need it! they also got another huge load of seaweed to add to our compost - woohoo!
oh and i learned a new trick about seaweed! one of our patriarchs that i haven't really had much time with yet was talking to me and found out that me and jambaloney grew food. he told me that his father had a huge garden and he used seaweed to keep out the weeds. he told me to make a pile of seaweed and let it get rained on and snowed on for a season. then before putting it down as mulch, give it a good soaking. then lay the strips of seaweed all around your plants. is that awesome or what????
speaking of awesome - how about some pizza?
i made the crust super thin, rubbed olive oil all over it, crushed garlic, tomatoe, olives, parsley, feta and mozzarella - divine!
in gardening news, i have radishes, beets, swiss chard, spinach and kale coming along nicely. i will transplant my sage, mint, oregano, chamomile and parsley into pots and put them in the greenhouse to hopefully have fresh herbs all winter - that would be soooo awesome! i will also start a variety of lettuces in pots in the greenhouse. it will be nice to have fresh food during the winter! especially fresh food that we grew ourselves!
anyway - we got costumes from our friend c for our halloween dance this saturday. they are really crazy about halloween around here - just about everyone dresses up and just about everyone goes to the dance for at least an hour. we'll be there with our group of friends and close the place - bahahahah! wait until you see jambaloney's costume - it's soooo funny!
i'll be hitting up your blogs later this eve! right now i gotta go feed the man and stir my broth - i'm making a big, giant pot of broth and the smell in the house is just wonderful! speaking of wonderful - i hope that you are all having a wonderful day, too!