Tuesday, April 7, 2020

light and lemon fresh pasta~

pasta with chicken and lemon
chicken tenders
olive oil
1 c orzo
2 1/4 c chicken broth
sauté onion, garlic and chicken, toss in sliced asparagus and orzo.
add chicken broth and bring to boil for 5' with lid on
remove lid and add spinach, lemon juice and zest
reduce to desired sauciness
add parmesan and s&p to taste

warm beet salad with goat cheese and sage croutons

so creamy and delicious!

warm beet salad 
salad greens
red onions
roasted beets red and gold, still warm from the oven
fresh croutons sautéed with sage
goat cheese
fig or balsamic vinaigrette dressing

 balsamic dressing in a mason jar

olive oil
balsamic vinegar

just shake and serve

Sunday, April 5, 2020

my garden week~

we have been having wet weekends with high drama in the sky, setting off the new spring greens

fall has always been my favorite season, something about that soft light is irresistible to me, but this center garden is becoming very high on my list with the brilliant yellows and lime greens, I don't think the camera catches it, but it delights all my senses, the lighting is like nothing I have seen in spring before, iridescent and shimmering...

the iris in the background are just beginning to bloom, the perfect spot to sit and admire from afar

stormy skies makes for glorious sunsets...

the girls always join me in the garden, cassie comes for the cookies...

Katie for the fun

the iris are beginning to bloom in front of the rose garden

first up is wings of peace

the rose garden has a 100' border of iris against the deer fence line

lady banks is sending out a few sporadic flowers with hundreds of buds waiting for a warm spring day

white watsonia is making a bold statement

yellow banksaie is in bloom, the plant is far less vigorous than the white, but I know in time this too will me a mass of color in the next few years.