Summertime and the blogging ain’t easy
Well helloooo….. I’m back. Maybe because it’s summer, or because our computer has been kinda slow, but I haven’t had much inclination to update here in quite a while. Time to do something about that, so here’s a random peek at some of the things I’ve been doing and what has been inspiring me lately:
Have you tried them? The yellow ones? They’re delicious. Sometimes when I’m at the market, though, I get distracted by the colours and shapes of the fruits and vegetables, and I’m thinking more about how I would like to paint pictures of them than how I will prepare or eat them. I’ve been thinking about painting fruit lately, and taking photos….
I was inspired to make this simple dessert when we had a friend over for dinner. Raspberry jello, chocolate mousse, whipped cream and fresh raspberries. Need I say more?
Flowers in the sunshine.
I’ve been taking a lot of photos of flowers, and also thinking about painting them. These are some sunflowers from a friend… I loved the way their faces looked in the late afternoon sun.
These are some herb and tomato seeds I planted. I made quick markers using little wooden spoons I found, that cost only a few cents each. I’ve also been trying some different types of flowers and plants to see what will grow well, mainly on our north-facing kitchen windowsill, and in our west-facing sun room.
This yarn is scrumptious. Even though I used natural light and did everything I could to get the most accurate colours, the photo still doesn’t do justice to its blue-green beauty. Incredibly soft, and light as a feather…. I have been inspired to start knitting the lovely “Featherweight Cardigan.” Seems a little odd to knit in the summer time, but a few friends and I just started up a new little group and are meeting twice a month, so I’ve been inspired to get the needles and yarn out again now and then.
Baking with bananas!
I am on a quest for the perfect banana bread or muffin recipe! I’ve tried out a few, and have put my own twist on some of them (with varying success). I did discover that butterscotch chips go well with banana and make the kitchen smell heavenly. Also that using the oven in the evening during a heat wave is a bad idea, but substituting spiced rum for vanilla is a deliciously good idea. I have more experimenting to do…. I’ll keep you posted.