Sunday, June 13, 2010

From The Kitchen

It was a nice weekend all around. We has some fantastic weather at last. Paul and I were up and outside around 7:30am Saturday. Windows were washed, the last annuals were planted. We moved some bricks, filled the feeders, took some dead tree branches to the compost, all before Athena was even awake.

Jen's Potato Skins

We ate almost every meal, including breakfast, outside on the deck. It was good. So good. And today we "edited" the play centre, ran to the city quickly and has some wonderful barbecue for dinner. Athena played outside all weekend. She had a quick dip in the pool but it was way too cold. I wish I would have had the camera on hand to capture the look on her face when she plunged into the cool water. Oh well. We watched Parker eat the seeds we set out for him. He is getting used to us and we can get within a few feet of him and he remains where he is. Athena hopes he'll sit on her lap before summer is done. Perhaps he will.

Our dear Parker. He has lived with us since October.
I also spent a considerable amount of time in the kitchen. Baking, cooking, boiling and toiling. Food, good food makes every day so much sweeter don't you think? We worked, we cooked, we played and we relaxed. A good ending to the school year. A good start to summer. I'll be back in a day or two to post my Summer Manifesto. After all, the Solstice is nearing. I have much to learn about enjoying the moment and relaxing and just being. Much to learn.
My Grandmother's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Soulemama's Ruby June with freshly harvested rhubarb. I made
the pie crust for Rhubarb pie and I'll make the pies tomorrow. Yum!
Quiche. Athena's Fave. She mixes it herself.

And my personal favorite. Soup. Roasted Tomato Soup with homemade bread. The perfect lunch on the deck.

And just tonight, we had some grilled Beef Tenderloin steaks with risotto and grilled veg. Made by Paul. Accompanied by a nice Shiraz. What a way to end the weekend!

1 comment:

Tara said...

I'm coming to your house for dinner!! What delicious vittles you've been cooking up :0)

I love the photos of Athena.

Glad you are enjoying your deck and relaxing into summer.