Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Cottage Green......











 

A few of the green things from the cottage...

Nothing like a lot of good Spring rains...

To make the garden lovely and green...

Enjoy!

           Hope you all had a great day...

            It was supposed to be a rainy day here...

              But it wasn't...it was gorgeous!

                Lots of outdoor work done today...plus laundry...plus a favorite...

                  Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast cake...

                     Hungry???   Nothing better with a nice hot cup of tea ♥️


          On the menu tonight...

                Fresh burger patties...barbequed...minus the buns...

                  Suuteed mushrooms, onions, and yellow peppers...

                     Greek salad made with the juiciest grape tomatoes EVER!

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                     It must be Cantaloupe season somewhere...
                       We ate a 1/2 today........very drippy ripe.....Perfect!!


             Enjoy your evening.....

                           Cheers!  :o)
                              linda

41 comments:

  1. I love beef burgers wrapped in lettuce. Though I also like them with homemade (only homemade), rolls, as well. Love how spring rain makes everything so green.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    1. I will have to remember that Ivy....great idea!

      Boogie boogie...

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  2. That is a lot of green! Everything is sprouting!
    We're getting your rain! It's pouring! We even have a flood warning!

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    1. Oh well....we always need rain, eh Betsy?
      I was glad it didn't rain here though......

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  3. Linda, your green is just luscious. And I must thank you for a wonderful idea. As I was strolling through your pictures, the tin container you have with the plants growing out is just what I was looking for. If we are approved for the apartment...we have small patio off the living room... (upstairs). I want to take some iris bulbs of my MIL and I have an old antique metal bread box just about that size. It old and chipped and I wouldn't use it inside, but I've kept it in the garage for years. I think it will look really cute on the patio with my iris. What do you think?

    Trying a new recipe in the crock pot...Stuffing on the bottom with crushed pineapple and juice, layer of chicken breast on top, and a combination of sauce of onion, celery, pepper and mushroom soup and sour cream on top. It sure smells good. "Hawaiian Thanksgiving"

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    1. I think that is an excellent idea Wanda....
      I bought that picnic basket when I first started thrift shopping...
      Immediately knew what I wanted to do with it♥️
      Boy....that dinner sounds incredible....please let me know how it tastes...
      I assume sour cream on top when serving.....right?
      Enjoy your evening....

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    2. It was delicious...posting a picture tomorrow. The pineapple juice and crushed pineapple was the juice for the stuffing. That was in the bottom of the crockpot. chicken breasts dusted with flour, paprika, salt/pepper and browned in olive oil and placed on top of stuffing. Cook 6 hrs. The onion, celery, pepper, mushroom soup, sour cream and soy sauce made the "gravy"...Done in a sauce pan...not the crock pot...served on top of chicken and stuffing.

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    3. Oh I will look for that!
      What an interesting dish!
      Thanks Wanda!

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  4. Lots of green there and everywhere now. I love all the different shades of green don't you? The old plaid picnic basket (or is it a lunch pail) with the hosta growing in it is really neat. It was mostly cloudy here today and 17 - not bad at all. Going down to 7 tonight though. I'm glad I don't have my annuals yet.

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    1. Yes Pam...I sure do!
      No annuals here either...lots of time!

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  5. I love this time of year with all the shades of greens. Everything looks healthy and lush at the cottage. Is the 4th photo baby tears sedum? We had yummy carrot muffins with tea today. Perhaps some thunder storms overnight.

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    1. If you say so...I really don't know!
      It gets tiny pink sedum like flowers....
      Love carrot muffins....especially with tea!

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  6. Love your lush green garden, Linda - nothing like the colour green for the soul.

    I was pleasantly surprised to learn you like tea!! Is that usual over there ? I thought you guys liked coffee.
    We are expecting heavy rain in UK to tomorrow, It usually rains in northern England, near beautiful mountain ranges surrounding lakes. This area is known as The Lake District (very much smaller than yours) but it often rains so much we call it The Leak District. You both must be busy and very fit with all the gardening work but with those gorgeous meals you cook that must provide lots of energy :)

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    1. Thanks Eddie....
      Us Canadians are BIG tea drinkers...you must be thinking of the Americans...
      A lot of us are of UK descent...my mother was British and my father from Scotland....
      We LOVE our tea....with anything sweet♥️
      My boyfriend is slim......I have put on. FEW lbs this winter...trying to ease up on my potato chip addiction! Hahaha!
      The meals are delicious for sure...I am very good at that....
      I have gone quite a few posts on tea parties and cakes.....
      Try and not to get too wet! Ha!

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    2. Interesting history.
      I'll [ut on my rain hat and wellies
      Off to get some shut eye - goodnight!

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  7. has it ever greened up at your cottage, beautiful! We got your rain!!!!!

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    1. Oh Laurie......better than snow!

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  8. So many gorgeous shades of green. Love it. And...I love that bird bath. Thanks for your comment on Gwyn. She is such a joy to have around. Lots of smiles for nan. Oh, and she says "nananananana" now. hahaha!

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    1. So cute when they start to talk♥️

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  9. How beautiful! It's wonderful to see so much green...finally!

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  10. Finally is right Martha!

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  11. It all looks very lush and green there. I'm glad you're finally having a nice spring there. I can tell you're reveling in it!

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    1. almost....still waiting for some consistent weather...

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  12. There is nothing like the green of spring...it's so fresh and pure.
    Jane x

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  13. It's lovely to see all the green. Can't wait to get planting.....

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    1. Oh me too Linda....no annuals yet!

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  14. Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast cake? Sounds like a treat! I love green. I know, that sounds strange coming from me.

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    1. It is the best cake EVER!
      Blue loves green....I bet green loves Blue too!

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  15. oh...
    so THAT'S what green looks like! real honest to goodness lush green.
    well.
    keep your fingers crossed. a very slow moving storm is coming our way from california.
    it is supposed to bring us some rain. perhaps i'll see first hand what that green is about. LOLOL.
    til then i'll wander happily through your posts! XO♥

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    1. Fingers crossed you get rain, Tammy....
      Feel free to wander at will......

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  16. It's all coming back, as if the hard winter had never happened.

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    1. Slowly but surely, eh Jessica?

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  17. Lovely, precious greens! And now I want to go get a cantaloupe.

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    1. Picked up another one today, to take to the cottage! Yummo!

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  18. now ya don gone and made me VERY hungry, indeed. don't you just love a sweet, juicy cantaloupe? I can eat a whole one by myself, they are low in calories and high in micronutrients. good for you linda! love all the greenery. the best. cheers!!

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    1. love cantaloupe....bought ANOTHER one today! Enjoy!

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