Parrot tulips are so beautiful...
their frills and variegated shades make them one of my favourite Spring Flowers.
They frequently flop as they open up and I regularly trim their stems and pop them into shorter vases.
This bouquet was an unbelievable price...
2 bunches at $2.99 each
I could not resist.
I took my Due Fratelli vintage leather bag out for lunch this week...
on the menu
Curried Vegetarian Wrap with chutney and a side of salad.
Its a treat having someone else prepare lunch and sitting in a vibrant cafe
listening to the chatter of the diners reminds me of Spring when I was in Paris!
The trees are looking like frothy pink spun sugar cones...
Do you remember those cotton candy cones at the fairgrounds?
I loved watching how the vendors made it look like they were making magic
it would be sweet and sticky and coat our teeth
somehow it didn't feel like a fair unless we had a cone of our own.
Took our grandchildren, Isla and Henry to the Garden Centre this week.
We bought some Spring flowers and planted them in pots.
One for each of them to tend.
I am hoping that they will love watching things grow and perhaps one day enjoy gardening.
My grandmother was an avid gardener and she showed me how to plant and propagate seeds...got me interested in weeding the beds and sharing in the harvest.
We would sit a shuck peas on her back porch in the sunshine...
such wonderful memories.
Isla is serious about watering her pink flowers.
Henry loves orange and he chose white and blue blooms as the accent plants.
A big yellow digger arrived on the scene...
this is the lot beside our Humble Bungalow!
Two homes are going to be built on this site.
I hope to have Henry over for a visit while this machinery is working so he can watch the action.
In other news we worked in the garden.
A new birdbath was purchased and installed.
Grampa's English peas were planted into pots and trellises were erected.
(popular with the grandchildren)
We dined on a tasty BBQ chicken with deli salads from the market
as the "cook" was knackered from all the exercise and fresh air!
With the leftover chicken
I am making wraps tonight.
~ Corn salsa ~
Roast 1 cup corn and 1 diced red pepper in a bit of olive oil and a tablespoon of brown sugar.
bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes
add 1 chopped green onion
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
2 tablespoons lime juice
Cook 1 large onion in oil until transparent on medium high heat.
Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
Cook on low for 15 minutes.
On a warmed flour tortilla
serve with chicken
(heated if you so desire)
top with BBQ sauce
add the onions
shredded lettuce or arugula
Dinner is ready!
Hope you had a great weekend!