Sunday, June 9, 2024

Sunday Song

Doris Day is a favourite singer of a family member.  So this song is for them.

Friday, June 7, 2024

What do you do when it's hot and humid outside?

Well of course I decided to bake......as why not....LOL

I picked some rhubarb the other day and hadn't gotten around to using it, so decided to use some in the rhubarb cake,  I used this recipe.

I had to use up the rest of the leeks, so made a leek and smoked cheese quiche.
While the quiche was cooking I popped in some potatoes to make roasted potatoes which I coated in balsamic vinaigrette.
Supper was quiche, potatoes and salad.  With a piece of rhubarb cake for pudding.  It was yummy!


Thursday, June 6, 2024

Champagne Bubbles.............

One of our neighbours up the road posted on our subdivision Facebook site, that she had free veggie plants she was giving away.  I reached out to her and asked her if I could have a couple and she said yes.

I picked up a yellow bell pepper, a chocolate bell pepper, a jalapeno pepper and two cherry tomato plants.  I gave the pepper plants to our son, as he has more room than I have to plant them, plus I know he'll give me any excess he has.

Here are my cherry tomato plants, I am hoping this tub is large enough, it should be:

and this is where the blog post title comes in; the name of this variety is champagne bubbles, as they are a yellow variety.
I am going to pop by this ladies house and give her a set of my reusable produce bags as a thank you gift for the plants.

Do you have a veggie garden?  Or just veggies in tubs?

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Just stunning..........photo heavy.

It's that time of year when my all time favourite flower is in bloom.  My red poppy; it's stunning.  It's such a shame it's never in bloom for very long.


Now despite being British I have no luck when it comes to growing roses.  I have one mini rose in the garden, and it's hanging in there by a thread!

My white peony is coming into bloom also.  I need to pick some, as every year we get a summer storm and it gets bashed to bits.
I also have a couple of white clematis in flower now.  The purple ones are all done.


I "think" this may be a Columbine?  Not 100% sure.
One thing I need to look for are Irises.  This is a mini one.

Finally my bleeding heart, I have a white one, but it's all done flowering for the year.  They are hardy plants.
Are you busy gardening?
 

Monday, June 3, 2024

Couple of crafting updates.........

New month, so finished of the May section and started on the June section with my temperature cross stitch.


Now is it just me, or do you also think this year is just scooting on by?  May was a wet month but nice and warm.  It has cooled off a little so the a/c hasn't been on the last few days, which is nice.

As I have been reading a lot of books, my paint by numbers has suffered.  Here is what I have finished so far on it:


It's going to be lovely when finished, but I am struggling seeing all the numbers.  They are very faint.

What have you been up to crafting wise?

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Sunday Song


I love this version of the Simon and Garfunkel song, very different.  I know it's not everyone's cup of tea.  So here is the original version as well.



Sunday Song

Doris Day is a favourite singer of a family member.  So this song is for them.