Thursday, September 03, 2009

Ten on Thursday

1. I'm looking for a peach salsa recipe - any suggestions and recipes would be welcome!

2. Gluten free brownies that I made for our little holiday trip were a huge success. You couldn't tell at all that they were gluten free.

3. This message was on our phone today: "Hi, Meadow (insert last name) - please call me back - Meadow (insert last name) - please call me back - Meadow (insert last name) - please call me back. Bye." It was the sweetest message that brought a great big smile to my face! She is becoming such a character! Three years old and leaving such business like messages!

4. If you are looking for some card making inspiration, check out Jen McGuire - she is full of talent and has great ideas. And I hope you have lots of time to create these days. I don't see much studio time in my future :(

5. I have my first subbing days of the school year booked! Thank you, good friends, for asking me to help :))

6. This was the evening sunlight coloring the mountains as we drove home last night. Such beauty - I am once again in awe of God's handiwork!

7. I found our bed and Breakfast accomodation in Vernon via the Hello BC website and as an added site feature there are several blogs to read. If you are planning a trip to BC, this would be a great place to get local tips and advice. Did you know Chetwynd has a walking tour of chainsaw sculptures in town?!!

8. This very fresh tasting Bean and Corn Salad was made in my kitchen last weekend. I omitted the peas, added more beans instead and also included 3/4 cup of feta cheese (because I love cheese!). It was just as delicious the next day and I'll definitely make it again! I love salads that will keep for a few extra days.

9. I have 14 jars of apricots ready to can - and the power has gone off for 2 hours! Patience, I am reminded, is a virtue!!

10. It is SO, SO dry here! The lawn is crisp, the pastures are very low and the crops are a fraction of what they should be. But at least we don't have forest fires, like California.


  1. Flustration!!!

  2. Oh, I hope you get the canning done. We'll look forward to your post tomorrow. :)
    Btw, I love your new photo and background. It looks great!

  3. Yum, peach salsa sounds great. Will you be making any peach chutney this year? It was delicious and I'm sure we'd take a jar or two. ;)

    I also had a wonderful message on my phone from Meadow. I love hearing voices of little ones on my voicemail or over the phone. It definitely makes my day.

    The salad sounds delicious and is exactly what I need. I have some beans in the fridge that desperately need to be used. Thanks for sharing. Hope you get to all your fruit in the next week.