Ordinary Miracles -Sooo much to tell you…

The purple poppies are up …this one in the salad part of the garden surrounded by arugula blossoms

The dietary change is going… better. Blueberry pancakes made with brown and white rice flour and tapioca flour (these are, of course, home milled organic flours… sheesh) We are compiling the recipes that work and are easy so anyone can make them. They can be a treat! Quinoa Cookies, Melt in Your Mouth Scones, Almond Bread. My favorite is the pan muffins. Adventures in textures. …in the kitchen?
BC cherries. Summer is so great.
The black raspberries are prolific this year. DELICIOUS! LoML says the taste is like grape koolaid. ‘K if that is what ‘refreshing’ tastes. The stocks have mean, mean, mean little thorns though. They always have.. they were born that way.

Arugula blossom salad… now this is heaven! and some fresh snap peas from the garden and a lemony dressing! Miam Miam.

On the renovation front, the back porch stairs expired after 60 years of service. It has been quite damp (understating it a bit) and they just …well… fell off. (Good morning… do you know where the stairs went?) Fortunately there was a sturdy step ladder to temporarily replace them. (…Hey LoML…it is temporary right?)

How do I know the age of the steps… the newspaper insulation, of course! Of course one would check the condition of the footings under the porch (the insulation location) Guess What? And another of course…What footings? !!! a 2×4 on bits and pieces on a bit of brick….Ahh that accounts for the bouncy floor. it wasn’t the only the floor that was bouncy. (How fortunate! The conversational starter could have been Good morning, my dear, she begins and sips her coffee, Have you seen the back porch recently?…etc)

Cedar plank, tung oil finish (We’ll try it.) A bit bigger than the old ones. Nice, hmmm? Solid.

The ubiquitous sunflower in the sun.



~ by Elaine Berglund on 22/07/2010.

One Response to “Ordinary Miracles -Sooo much to tell you…”

  1. Ooh, the colors in that blackberry photo are just simply divine!

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