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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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….)