Sunday, 23 November 2014

Happy Sunday!


  This Handsome fella was visiting last week...

Eating the berries off my Juniper bush...

Wonder if he is staying all Winter?

I do hope so!



               Hoping you are all having a great weekend...

          The weather could be better...but at least it stopped snowing!!

                    High today of 10*c....rain later on...

         We have done some yard work...and went for a nice refreshing walk...

                  Lunch was delicious...We had Western Sandwiches...

              And...of course...some of my Italian Chicken Soup! hahaha! 


                  Dinner will be Summer Pasta...just because!...

                       Crusty fragrant garlic bread...Greek Salad...

                                 Miss V and her Mom will be joining us♥️


       I must get back down to the kitchen...I am making some cabbage rolls...

           Rice is cooking....ground beef browning...I make the "lazy" kind

          HUGE cabbage was $1.50!  Think I might try some cabbage soup too...

                          Anyone got a good recipe for that???

                            Enjoy your day...

                                  Cheers!
                                     Linda :o)

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Well Worth The Wait..........♥️






About 4 weeks ago...

When I brought my Jade plant back inside, from its outdoor holiday...

I noticed a few wee flower buds!

I have had this Jade for at least 10 years...

And had never seen this before! 

I started taking pictures of it, every few days...to document the progression...

these tiny flowers were very difficult to capture, let me tell you!

But....Yesterday was the magic day! Finally a few had opened...

There are 3 bunches, and only 2 have started to bloom...

And...they are slightly different pinks...lovely eh??

Kind of remind me of a Sedum blossom....

I googled it, as I had never seen blooms before...

Apparently it is quite rare!  And....very exciting!

 

Anyone ever have a Jade bloom for you??

I wonder how long they will last....

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      Hope you are all having a great day...

               Not a drop of sun here...just drops of rain...dark and cloudy

         Temps are supposed to warm up....for a few days anyway!

                     Hope to get some outdoor decorating done!

                          A very lazy day around here...

         Gonna have some of my Italian Chicken Soup...Egg salad sandwiches...

                    With lots of buttery Boston lettuce!

              Italian Chicken Soup you say?! I will explain later...hahaha!

           Enjoy your evening...

       Finishing up a few crochet items...I see a fire in the future as well ♥️

Welcome new followers...and thanks for your lovely comments on Miss V ♥️

             She certainly has a lot of Grammas and Grampas out there.....:o)

            Enjoy your evening...

                        Cheers!  :o)
                             linda

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Snow Day With Miss V.....♥️












 After going grocery shopping with me...

Miss V wanted to try out her new shovel!

Worked like a charm...

She helped Papa clear the driveway...

And..of course...her favorite bike made an appearance♥️

Much harder to "drive" in the snow!

We had a ball!



Time to head in for lunch...

Peanut butter and banana sandwiches with slices of apple...

Then off for a nice long nap...hahaha!

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Hope you all had a great day....

Still cold and blustery here....on and off sunshine and flurries...

I have a big pot of chicken soup on the stove...ready for the weekend!

Off for a drive to the cottage tomorrow...

Should be interesting to see what is going on out there...snow-wise!

Having creamy chicken pot pie and crispy spinach salad for dinner...

Then a bath for Miss V...a wee bit of her favorite show...

And then off to dreamland....YES!... a sleepover...♥️

Last night...it took my daughter and SIL nearly 4 hours to get home!!!

Very frightening evening on the roads here!

What were you up to today???

Enjoy your evening...

Cheers!  :o)
linda

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Glad To Be Inside For The Winter......






 Yesterday I took some time to sort our my few friends, who came inside for the winter...

Deadheaded...

Spruced up...

Topped up with fresh Miracle Gro soil...

Watered...

Put in their places for now...

While they are still in bloom...

I can enjoy them for a while longer...




So today...

After changing the fleece sheets on our bed...

I noticed the sun catching this giant spike I brought in...

I have had her for about 5 years...

This year, she made it into the master bedroom! 

SO...

I decided to grab my camera, and take a few pics to share...

We all need a few flowers in our lives these days...

right now...

Outside...

There is a blizzard brewing...

Seems that hideous storm that has crippled Buffalo NY...

Has shifted to the North of Lake Erie...

And is hitting us here in Southern Ontario...

I am sure the old cottage is buried up to her neck!

So....

Enjoy these pretty Geraniums...

I know I am!






Hope you are all having a great day...

Are you getting snow???

Easy dinner tonight...Rotiserie Chicken from Costco...love it!!

Enjoy your evening...

Stay warm...

Cheers!  :o)
linda

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Have You Tried One Of These?


A few weeks back...I noticed this at my favorite market...

It is a Hydroponic Boston Leaf Lettuce...

This type of lettuce is my very favorite for sandwiches...

And Burgers...

But I always find them kinda pricey...

And they go  mushy before I use it all up...

SO...for $2.50...which is cheaper than a cut one...

I thought I would give it a try! 

It comes in a floral oasis...you know, those spongy things...

For making floral arrangements...

The Oasis is wrapped on the sides with a heavy plastic...

Top and Bottom are open...

Merely put it into a container...I chose this pedestal one...

Keep the Oasis damp...

Peel the lettuce leaves from the bottom...

And it continues to grow!

It doesn't need to be refrigerated...Mine is on the counter...

This has lasted 2 weeks already! Pretty good,eh?

I think when it starts to look kinda sad...

I will simply peel off the remaining leaves...and refrigerate!

And...probably make some egg salad sandwiches...

Or some Tuna salad sandwiches...

With lots of crispy Boston lettuce!

Oh yeah...and Avacado....Yummy!

If you see one...give it a go!

Well worth the time and effort....

And....most importantly...it is...

                             GREEN!






Hope you are all having a great day...

Very cold and blustery here...in the minuses with the windchill...brrr!

Buffalo NY is getting clobbered with lake effect snow...

From my very favorite lake...Lake Erie♥️

Just south of the dear old cottage...but supposed to shift northward this evening!

"Be nice to the old girl...old man winter!"

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                   2 berry cakes in the oven...

Flakey Baked Filet of Sole...fried rice with mushrooms...fresh green beans...

              How does that sound for dinner?

       Oh...and a Greek salad before...gotta have that!!! With the Avacado...

                Gosh...can you tell we like Avacados here? hahaha!

      Too bad I can't grow them in my backyard...like my friend Kris in CA...♥️

                What aromas are wafting from your kitchen???

                         Any decorating yet???

             Enjoy the rest of your day...

                        Cheers!  :o)
                                 linda