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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A LOVELY MORNING IN THE GARDEN!
I just had to shared some pictures of how lovely everything looked this morning. It is a warm, fresh morning here on the farm and everything is bursting at the seams with green foliage.
The front garden is amazing. It is so full and lush, every morning I just look at it and sigh with happiness. There is something about watching what you plant grow.
The hanging baskets are looking beautiful. Lots of colour.
The herb pots around the back porch are filling in nicely. Although I do have the herb garden I always like to grow some on the porch not just for the aroma but it is easier when I cook to grab some from one of the pots.
The back of the property is so dense and green I forget how open it is in the winter. The smell is heavenly.
We have a pile of broken old cupboards and tables from my grandmother's barn which we use to build with. I had not seen a chipmunk this spring until now.
I guess they have taken up residence in the pile of old wood. Good taste I say.
I have to show you one last picture of the front. The sun was just shining through the fence. Lovley!
My tomatoes are standing up strong and proud. I cannot wait for them to be ready to eat, but that is a long time off. I am already looking at new recipes. Here is one from HEALTHY HAPPY LIFE that sounds delicious.
Vegan Tomato Basil Pepperjack Roasted Pepper Panini
makes one sandwich
2 slices sourdough bread (or multigrain)
2 tsp vegan buttery spread – spread on the outside layer of each slice of bread
5 thin slices tomato (1 small tomato)
handful fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup Daiya pepperjack cheese (or less, or more)
a few thin slices roasted red or yellow pepper (from a jar)
fine black pepper to taste
1 cup baby spinach - wilts down during grilling (optional - included in nutrition calculation)
optional: onion, harissa, squirt of lemon juice, sprouts, other veggies..
Nutritional Info from caloriecount.com - estimate per sandwich as shown above:
I am proud of my Canadian, Norwegian and British heritage, it greatly influences my art and the way I decorate my 235 year old farmhouse. I am a vegan earth mother living in Canada. My passion is my family, my furry darlings and my art. I do all that I can for the welfare of all creatures great and small. I live a life that I fill with magic, blessings and bliss for myself and my loved ones.