Saturday, August 06, 2011

Five on Friday

1.  On Monday, I picked 3 ripe tomatoes.
     On Thursday, I picked 1 ripe tomato.
     Today there are 7 ripe tomatoes.
     How did that happen so quickly?!!

2.  We've been picking raspberries and saskatoons like mad for the last two weeks.  Today I made a batch of my favourite "Super Lemon Blueberry Muffins" from the Best of the Best of Bridge cookbooks.  And I totally forgot to add the sugar!  I realized it as I licked my finger after filling the last muffin cup and it was too late to do anything about it.  So we are eating super healthy no-sugar muffins today.  I did remember everything else in the recipe without opening the cookbook!

3.  I love the idea of a basket for carrying vegetables in from the garden so tonight I found this one in my cupboard.  It was perfect for bringing in the first zucchini and a bunch of red leaf lettuce.  I'm on the lookout for a basket that's been made by a woman in a developing country.

4.  Helayna and Silas had fun taking pictures with my point-and-shoot camera this week while I watered the plants in the greenhouse.  I thought this was a pretty cool capture!

5.   Sidewalk chalk provided some fun too and here's the heart Helayna drew for us.  It makes me smile every time I walk out the door!  Having the grandchildren here provides us with so much enjoyment.


  1. Oh, I wish I had some ripe tomatoes. Yours look great. And if I could I would be over there in a minute picking raspberries. Samuel, too. ;)
    It looks like the vegetable bounty has arrived. Enjoy these sweet summer days, those excited and laughter-filled ones and the quieter ones, too.

  2. For the basket: I'm not sure if she has any, but check out Gandhara Designs! She is a local woman who brings in artisan goods from developing countries - so wonderful, and many beautiful designs!! :)