Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday pasta

This is something we take for granted; egg noodles. Can you imagine what this would taste like if there were no eggs? But during the war, they had to make do with noodles made with flour and water when they were lucky enough to get flour.
And without this handy dandy pasta machine I would have had to roll out all that dough with a four foot long rolling pin. I' ve tried it and it is not fun.
After letting the dough sheets dry, I add the attachment for cutting noodles and before you can say Baronia, it's all done.
Fresh egg noodles; there is nothing else better!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Home and garden

No, this is not airplane food. This is what you get after sitting on a bus for seven hours (seemed a lot longer because of road construction) made by my very own chef.
What is the first thing you do after being away from home for ten days? You walk the property line of course to see how the tomatoes are doing.

It looks like I'll be making more pesto.

Can't wait to cook these beauties.

I will not be making lemon squares with my very own lemons this year.
Lots of cherry tomatoes on the deck.
And my bay leaf tree is looking really good.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's in the bag

This bag has been across the ocean to Italy, up and down the boot on countless trains. Tomorrow it's headed to Hogtown for a weekend visit with TG. Then back across the Rockies to BC's Northern Capital.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sunset card

It took me over an hour to make one card; had to stop and take in the sunset every so often. This is not unusual though, the length of time to create a special card. First I have to sit and consider the person I am making the card for. I will zone in on one specific and go from there. My starting point tonight was a perfume card in the shape of an apple. Then I found an old cancelled stamp depicting a woman reading to children; perfect. A rosy pink ribbon, a mother-of-pearl button, some yellow wrapping paper from Japan, and celadon green card stock for the background.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday mosaic

There is a definite coolness in the air; is summer over already?

Lucky to have caught some of this rainbow in the evening sky.
We do not get up at 4 in the morning, milk cows, drive cattle, or break horses. That would be the only reason to have meals like the one we just had this evening. Mr. Cowboy decided to make Chicken-Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy. The recipe is from Ree Drummond's The Pioneer Woman Cooks. The best part was the green beans I picked from the garden.
Wish I had planted more sunflowers.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Baby gone

Little did I know that as I captured these images of Baby Robin, he or she was contemplating trying out the new wings for the very first time. The nests are empty but we are enjoying our very own airshow.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thinking outside the box

The hardest part is starting a project but once I get inspired I keep at it until it is finished. This was a simple wooden box. The fun part is sorting through the hundreds of old stamps. The inside is painted a robin's egg blue ( in honour of our resident robin family) and lined with cork.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hot food

When it's hot out, there is no better way to cool down then to have a bowl of peaches from Keremeos and ice cream. Or for a real treat, figs from California.