EDITED TO ADD THAT MY COMPUTER DIED AND I AM USING JAMBALONEY'S COMPUTER...SO EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE JAMBALONEY IS COMMENTING - IT'S NOT HIM - IT'S ME - kymber...SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION!
a beautiful day for a river day!
you need a good breakfast for a river day! overnight oats with fresh blackberries and raspberries picked from our own land! (most people make overnight oats with milk and yoghurt but we make ours with coconut milk, almond milk and a splash of pineapple juice).
we are picking about this many blackberries a day...soon they will come in gangbusters! the raspberries are always hit and miss!
now off to the river! meet boatdura - the ugliest boat known to man but he has been very good to us!
awwww....the river in all of it's glory!
jambaloney paddled us around the bay...
fyi - i don't paddle. i prefer to lay back and pretend i am cleopatra - bahahahahah!
our river dinner/lunch - canteloupe, our own blackberries and local strawberries and some bean salad.
what we read -
you can see that my 2 herb books are pretty used. jambaloney just got this new python book to sharpen his skills and he wants me to learn to code, too.
another good breakfast is miso soup made with proper korean miso and Grand Manan dulse - the best dulse in the whole world!
do you see how tall my herb garden is?
there's mint, lemon balm, sage, thyme, rosemary, chives and bee balm - look at those beautiful bee balm flowers!
to make tea with. it's a more bitter tea than say mint or lemon balm but still delicious!
we have oregano, rosemary, anise and a bunch of other herbs growing in other places as well.
we made dill pickles out of our first 3 cucumbers - well we ate the smallest one - deelicious! garlicky and dilly and all kinds of yum!
here's a nice light dinner of vermicelli, canteloupe, local cherries and strawberries with our own cilantro and kymberz version of vietnamese sauce.
and of course a stirfry using everything in the fridge - deelish!
we had a lovely labour day weekend and coudn't believe how quiet it was. there weren't very many cottagers up and the ones who were weren't noisy at all! whew! what a relief! jambaloney has spent several days doing the first pass of the driveway - you wouldn't believe how many giant rocks he had to stop the tractor, get off, pick-ax the giant rocks and then get back on the tractor only to get 2 more ft done before he hit another big rock!!!!! poor guy! he will have a post up about all what he did and why with pics - it's pretty impressive i must say!!!
and to end with good news - we've got tons of potatoes, we've got tomatoes, we've got zucchini, we've got cucumbers, we've got corn, we've got squash and we even have a few tiny watermelon - woohooo! and with our extended growing season, plus the greenhouses - i think this will be a bumper year! we'll be harvesting some stuff today and tomorrow so i'll be sure to post pics!