Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Berry season. I'll bet you are all eating a lot of these.

I just had to share this easy summer recipe.
Put all you see here in a bowl with some olive oil, salt and pepper.
(thinly sliced lemons, peppers, green onion, grape tomatoes and thyme sprigs)
Toss to coat. Heap on a baking sheet.
Add raw shrimp that has been tossed in same bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper
and some paprika.
Nestle shrimp in vegetable mixture. Bake for 12 minutes at 450 degrees.

Serve over pasta or rice.
Add grilled chicken on the side if your daughter is not a fan of shrimp.
She did, however, eat these as they are so tender.
Easy peasy for a hot summer night.
I suppose you could do it all on the grill too.
No need to heat up the oven.

My first CSA share from the Hutterites.
Can you almost taste those creamed turnips?
I know, a lot of plastic but they sell at the markets
so they bag everything.

Don't you just love buying from work at home moms shops?
Look how pretty the packages always are.

I love all of these products and feel such relief that I don't have to spray
chemicals all over our bodies each time we venture outside.
The Hey You Shoo spray works so well!
I am one happy Mama.

Another victim of last weeks storm.

Our first "nature drive" (remember that girls?) of the year was quite good.
A young buck Antelope was our first sighting.

A ruddy duck with tail feathers on display.

Moo. They look so gentle and sweet.
I have always wanted to touch a cow.
I know. Weird.

And take a look at these beauties.

And again.

Girls, this is huge. Your father has admitted he needs reading glasses.

An odd cloud formation out the front window.

Out for an impromptu lunch with the whole family, less Eden, Jess and Dann,
This is one of the benefits of Jen and Jordan's recent move
much closer to home. Yay!

Little punks.

And now I am off to Humboldt for a few days to check out Jen and Jords new place
 while Paul is in training in Kansas City.
Then back on Thursday and off to Regina for a family
BBQ/ announcement on Saturday.
Then, I am staying home for the rest of the summer
because, truth be told, I haven't even
started on my homeschooling plans yet.


Jen said...

Those horse pictures are really good!

I think Dad would look good with a pair of dark framed reading glasses. :)

can't wait until you get here!

Anonymous said...

I can't tell who looks better in that picture - me or Dad ;)

- Jill

Tara said...

My hubby is a shrimp lover so that recipe will be handy!

Gorgeous pics of the critters in your neck of the woods.

Dawn said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I must try your shrimp recipe. Hope you're having fun as you travel!

Freedom Three said...

that is a HUGE CSA share!

Lisa said...

Oooh that dish looks heavenly. I am hungry for looking at it. Yum. My first visit here.