Friday, May 15, 2015

What's up

This little ray of sunshine came my way from an old friend today. I only cried a little :)

There's been a lot of change going on around here this Spring. Some of it is just what happens every year, though it's no less beautiful for being expected, and the growth and blossoming these past few weeks has been more lush and lovely than we've seen in many seasons. Some of the other changes, most notably the death of a very dear friend of mine, have made the passage into Spring a very poignant one, this year.

I've recently been quite ill, for nearly two full weeks, which presented a significant interference to my intents and purposes...Not long before that, I had the pleasure of spending a few beautiful and challenging days out in the wilderness with a close friend, during the very early days of Spring way up North, just after the funeral and memorial. Among and in between all that, many seeds have been sown, many roots have been planted, and many bright possibilities have been blooming. I'll tell you all about it soon.

Until then, as fortune cookie say, do it because you love it. And don't you forget it.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Nuff said

Fifty-eight to go...

Saturday, May 2, 2015

première salade

from the fridge: carrot, beet, fennel

from the garden: burdock, asparagus, dandelion, scallion, lovage, chervil, sorrel, mint, horseradish shoots, garlic chives

from the pantry: olive oil, cider vinegar (dad's), maple syrup (folk's), horseradish (ours), dijon mustard, coarse salt and pepper

garnish: violet blossoms and chamomile sprigs

(not pictured: another carrot, aspargus and lovage, plus mint and garlic chives)

stir it up, little darlin'...