This is my morning gathering, sans the eggs, from our garden.
I am so in love. All my hard works is paid back in spades at this point in the season.
We are so incredibly lucky to live in such a vibrant and healthy community.
We have an abundance of good people, great arts and entertainment, scenery that dreams are made of and great farms galore.
Where else could I ever be happier.
I feel so happy to be able to live and eat locally. It feels so wonderful to be able to serve my family and friends foods from my garden or that I bought from local farmers.
Our farmers market boasts such an array of produce and such that one hardly need anything else.
Today is a day that I challenged myself to feed us solely on local foods. This was simple but it really got my girls to think about our little world.
I finally tried making Kale Chips. I have been seeing these little morsels everywhere but cannot bring myself to buy something that is so simple to make. Seeings as my garden is bursting with kale I figured that this was a definite must to try.
And it worked beautifully.
I cut a bunch of kale on sprinkled course salt, a bit of olive oil and some Greek seasoning spice. I placed the lot on a parchment covered cookie sheet and baked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. I turned them over once to check in them. If you over bake them they get really grouse tasting so be careful.
I bought J a new BBQ for Father's Day and I have to admit I am really having fun with it. I never really got the whole BBQ craze but I get it now. I am hooked and there seems to be nothing I won't try.
J had heard about beer butt chicken. We bought a special little holder and went to town. OMG so good. Really I cannot tell you how tender and flavourful it was. Just as good as deep fried turkey. I know yuck you say, but do not knock it till you try it.
We hopped over to the berry farm up the street to pick a couple little bucket worth of strawberries for dessert tonight. The berries are so delicious, but when they are in a strawberry shortcake it sure amps up the yum.
As for the other parts of the day, I did some sewing, the girls played in the pool and J found a dead bat. You don't usually find them so this was a great time to show the girls all about the little wonders. They are so interesting. It was really hard to get a good shot of it, sorry.
I finished a baby sling for my friend as a gift for her daughters new little miracle. I love these colours. The pattern was quick and easy from Maya Slings. I wish I had made one for myself when I needed one.
And a few camera straps, but I was to lazy to put then on today. It'll be hard to take a picture of it once it's on.