first up - the obligatory sky pic!
it sure is pretty eh? next up - a big giant thank you to all of you who helped my friend, mmpaints. i call her my "driveway chive". you can read more about why i call her a driveway chive here. now have a look at my beautiful driveway chive:
that chive needed a little love and a little pot. just like my friend. so many of you were so generous to my friend, at a time that she really needed it, and i thank you from the bottom of my heart. you can check on her project progress here. and you can get an update on how she is doing emotionally at her blog here. she is sounding pretty upbeat despite the crappy situation she is in. i think it is because of all the love and support she has been shown. she's a trooper and i just know that she will get her commercial kitchen up and running.
to all of you who showed her love and support, either through donations, leaving her comments of support on her blog, and posting about her situation on your personal blogs - i can't thank you enough!
next up - my friend W is always inquiring about Frankie Blue Eyes. so for W, i present Frankie, Frankly, Mankly, Stankly, Stankly Patoonch in a box:
W is the person that called Frankie "scrutty". he is so right! Frankie always looks scrutty. and jambaloney and i have a new word that we use regularly between ourselves - bahahahahah! poor little Frankly - he really IS scrutty!
i know that you are all wondering about my baby frogs. here's a pic:
they are doing so well and growing so big - soon i'll have two thousand baby frogs...all of whom will be named frog. stay tuned for pics of the frog houses i will be building.
here's some pretty daffodils blowing in the wind:
and here's where the fighting for the trouts start. our dear friends, Sweet Sandy and Pioneer Preppy will have to duke it out. my money's on Sandy!
how about some yummy bruschetta?
or a tiny shepherd's pie? i say tiny cuz we made it in a small pan.
want a really filling and delicious pasta salad? try making it with apple, green onion, tuna, mayonnaise and get ready for it - WASABI! oh it has kick, let me tell you! but so delicious!
our sister community, Fourchu, had their annual crab leg supper. it was awesome. for $12 you got 2 big scoops of potatoe salad, coleslaw, a fresh bun and a whole crab. plus pie for desert! because we helped with the cleaning up, they gave us a ton of crab to bring home - yummeh! here's some quinoa salad and crab legs - deelish!
how about some delicious vegetable shish kebabs with rice and pineapple? i marinated these veggies for hours in olive oil, garlic, turmeric, cumin and cayenne. they melted in your mouth. especially the mushrooms!
and some more grilled vegetables on another day. we george forman-ed these - they were tasty but not as tasty as on the bbq!
well that's my update for now. stay tuned for an update on the garden. my garlic is gone mad, the tomatoes are in their tires and flowering, the peppers are flowering, we have our bug net tent up and things are going well overall. we've been eaten alive by black flies and the deer flies are already out - 2months early!!!! arghghghghghghghgh!!!!
I should never come to your blog on anything less than a full stomach! lol!ReplyDelete
Mr. Smythe - i am hanging my head in shame. i'll try not to post food pics when i know that yer belly ain't full!Delete
I love your sky pictures each and every time you post them, it makes me want to move up your way.
Hands down, I'll win the trout.....bahahahahahahaahahahahaha so there PP :P
You really should write a cook book Kymber with all the delicious food you make and share on your blog in pictures......damn I knew I shouldn't of looked at your blog until I ate my late lunch. Lunch here - left over salad, want to trade??
Sending hugs your way!
sweet Sandy - we know that you love the sky pics, too, and we post them for you and other blog friends. teehee - jambaloney says that he would love a fishing partner and would love it if you moved up here - you could live in the greenhouse - bahahahahah! i know that you'll win the duke-out - that's why i put my $20 bucks on you!!! and Sandy - i would love to cook or prepare some delicious meals for you! we are always sending hugs back to you, and yours! woops - jambaloney just said to make sure that you know he is sending big hugs your way!!!! xoxoxDelete
Thank you so very much, please send Jambaloney a hug from me down here :-)
I forgot to add it to my last comment, my head has been tied to so many family issues. I'm sorry!
sweet, sweet Sandy - jambaloney got his hug and says a big thank you to his OK buddy! and Sandy - we know that you are dealing with a bunch of family issues - please don't be sorry! you are such a good friend, a good wife, a good mother and such a good daughter! xoxoxoDelete
Thankfully, I just ate.ReplyDelete
It is amazing how that little, pathetic chive recovered and is now thriving. I have done that with neglected nursery plants, but never a plant in the driveway or the ground that was growing in adverse conditions. Yay for the recovered chive!
Linda - you make up some pretty good meals yourself and i am glad that you just ate! i like how you incorporate veggies and fruit and meat as well as how you eat from your pantry! yep, that little pathetic chive that was driven over umpteen million times is thriving. and she will provide seeds for next year. she will provide seeds for a few years to come! back in the city, when jambaloney was riding his bike to work, he would stop and pick up nursery plants that people were putting at the end of their driveway after abusing and/or neglecting them. he would bring them home, i would replant them - and we had a full sun-room full of beautiful plants. i can't imagine buying a plant, neglecting it and then throwing it in the garbage. your persimmon trees are looking really good. sure do wish there was a way that you could mail me one or two!!!Delete
Actually, I can try to mail you several. I think I could pack them and they would survive. I would mail a half dozen to make sure you got several. Send your address to my email. I don't know how much postage is to Nova Scotia.Delete
I have picked up half-dead plants, too. They always live.
That does it....set a plate for me I'll be there in an hour.ReplyDelete
dear sweet one - stop threatening. and start promising! you and Sweet Wife need a vacation. get yer southern butt up here!Delete
SO why Sandy was looking at frivolous sky pics I snatched all the trout...ReplyDelete
PP - if you were up against anyone other than Sandy, i would have put my money on you! but it's sweet Sandy and she is tough as nails...she got it from her Dad. therefore, my money went on her! and i think she already got the trouts! teehee - jambaloney explained "all the trouts are belong to me" - pretty funny! buddy - you need to get yer butt up here and go do some fishing with j!Delete
Sorry can't reply... trout bone stuck between my teeth.Delete
Tuna and wasabi - you're a genius :)ReplyDelete
Dani - it's the apple chunks in the tuna and wasabi that really bring it all together. i love wasabi and have tried putting it in everything - there have been some major fails, trust me. but this pasta salad is a must-have in our house - oh the wasabi just knocks you in the head!Delete
Always good eats up on the Framboise River. I'm certain I would never go hungry at your place!ReplyDelete
Ed - i promise that if you ever visited - you would be begging me to stop feeding you! i promise buddy!Delete
kymber, a bit off topic but I wanted to let you know that my Mom enjoyed your rant at my blog. I suppose you can call us the landed aristocracy of Idaho now that we have a mortgage on the wall our backs are against. Weather here is being a psychotic but the rain barrels are full and the black soaker hoses are working better than I thought. My strawberry plant seems to have found a happy place to grow and I'm trying very hard to ignore it as my Mom told me to do.ReplyDelete
I'm making a six pack of beer to send up ya'll, especially your inspired beer name sake. I'll shoot you an email for your address and hope the revenuers in both our countries don't stop it!
myadventures - i am glad that your Mom enjoyed my rant - teehee! i am glad to hear about your full rainbarrels but sorry about the psychotic weather!Delete
thanks so much for wanting to send us the beer - just check to see how much it will cost - i know that due to your saving efforts, you have got a little extra money but i don't want you spending a fortune to send it!
give Mom a hug from us!
I hope your friend gets the support she needs. Thanks for letting us know.ReplyDelete
The pasta salad looks awesome. I haven't had breakfast yet. . hmmm.
Brigid - she is getting a ton of support and thank you for supporting her and putting her situation out to your readers on your blog - it is much appreciated!Delete
that pasta salad is really good - i put a ton of wasabi in it and it belts you right in the head - bahahahha!