Monday, June 22, 2009
I have to tell you that DH and I are NOT gardeners! We both don't like gardening much (I'm almost afraid to admit that around here!), and our soil is very rocky, but DH has made a fertile little patch and then we grow some hot-weather plants in pots on our back deck-- enough to keep us in fresh greens, herbs, and tomatoes for the summer and fall, with a few things in the freezer.
Below are some photos of our VERY modest little veggie patch, and potted plants on out back deck.
A view of some of the plants on the deck (tomatoes, peppers, basil, parsley, etc.)
While I'm at it, here are some views of the woods and greenery around our house:
View from the back deck
View from the living room window
**Back to the eating sort of greenery-- I picked a big bowl of mixed greens the other day and at the same time made a batch of my lower-fat guacamole, and then I had to figure out something to do with them that didn't involve tortillas or tortilla chips (which I didn't have on hand). So below is what I came up with, and it was good!
Below that are some family photos.:)
Masa Crepes with Green Filling, Topped with Black Bean and Corn Salsa and Lower-Fat Guacamole (UPDATE: the recipe will be in my new book coming up at the end of August 2011!)
And now, proud Nonna has to show off a little!
My granddaughter H. at her piano recital.
5-year-old grandson L., seen here playing swordsman, is now reading whole books by himself!
Here he is playing hockey for the first time:
Two more granddaughters (who are stepsisters, one already 10 and one about to be 10) got their yellow belts in tai kwon do on Saturday:
Going through their paces:
F. doing her high kick.
M. doing her high kick.
F. on the far left, and M. on the far right.