With The Garden In My Kitchen…

I haven’t done a food post in a while…

The onset of August means we are mid-way through our growing season (here in Ontario, anyway).  Every spring I dutifully plant a vast array of the usual summer garden herbs – everything I could possible need and use on a daily basis between June and September.  I love herbs all year long, but when they are picked fresh from your garden, they taste even better.

So today I spent some time in my kitchen, taking advantage of my bounty. Cilantro, basil and sweet mini-peppers are awesome attributes to fresh mango salsa…garlic, chives and oregano will easily compliment a sun-dried tomato dip.

Fresh, green and absolutely delicious!

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Being true to form, I had a camera poised and ready to document my culinary adventure.  For this, I was in the mood to use the camera on my iPhone.  I’ve recently rediscovered Instagram, so I put it good use today.


Looks yummy – smells amazing.  Can’t wait to dig in….this will be awesome with our fish dinner.



My cherry tomatoes are just starting to ripen…I can’t wait to start enjoying them!

What about you?  What are your favourite/must have edible plants – the ones you can’t live without in your garden?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

I’ll admit, this week’s photo challenge theme had me scratching my head for a few days.

And then I spied my stepdaughter’s recently revealed fortune, pulled from the inside of a of the ritual cookie after a dinner of Chinese take-out a few weeks ago.  Rather than tossing it away, as the rest of us did with ours, she affixed hers to the fridge door.

I guess there is some curiosity (and maybe hope?) by the promise of what may happen:

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Happy to have found a subject hinting at “things to come”, I snapped a pic with my phone, using Instagram of course.  I applied a filter, obviously, but can’t remember which one…

(I wonder is we should buy a lottery ticket with those numbers….)

Phoneography Challenge: My Neighbourhood


I clicked this, with my phone, from the dashboard of my car.  I am driving up the street, just getting started on my morning commute to work.  As I paused at a normally busy four-way stop, I noticed how uncommonly devoid of children my surroundings were. Usually all the kids in the neighbourhood are on their way to school as I embark on my morning drive.  On this morning, as it will be all week, things are very, very quiet.

March Break is upon us.

I imagine all the kids missing from my photograph are all still snug in their beds, enjoying their time off.

My drive through the streets to the highway is a lonely one…