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.

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

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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: A Day In My Life

A day in the life of me?

Before seeing this challenge theme, I would have told you my days are pretty uneventful.  I work from home and don’t get out that much!  So if you merely ask me to describe my day, I would probably tell you “not much happens”.

My phone is the one thing that I carry with me from the moment I wake up in the morning, to the moment my head hits the pillow at night.  I figured this would be the best way to capture my day.

Starting with my first sleepy steps at 6:15 am, I began snapping random moments as my day progressed.  As it turns out, photographing my day paints a much more detailed picture.

Here is what happened on Tuesday, April 2nd…just a normal, average day in the life of me:

This is me, getting ready for an early morning run and workout:

After my workout, my day really begins:

This is Ripley’s favourite time of the day (Walk Time):

Finally…bed time:

 (currently reading “John Dies At The End”  and loving it.  If you haven’t read this book, you need to.  If you have – don’t spoil it by telling my what happens at the end…)

So there you have it.  It may not be the most exciting photo-log of daily events…but they are my daily events….

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Phoneography Challenge: My Neighbourhood

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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…