Work has commenced in earnest, chez nous.
The kitchen cabinets have been relegated to ‘odd moments’. They’re finished except for the doors, which involve lots of small amounts of work and large amounts of waiting.
We’re getting down to the serious stuff now.
We decided to start in the room with the least amount of crap to move around: the hall. (The door goes into the bathroom.)
Sheet rock went up on this side of the bathroom wall, wallpaper came down, and the subfloor is being finished.
The new ceiling as been started and the staircase ordered.
The scaffolding is back in use.
Mon mari was busy last week putting light switches and outlets in the other three rooms, where there were none, or only one. We can now turn on lights in every room!
And we got the fireplace cleaned, the stove cleaned, the furnace cleaned and all 3 chimneys swept.
The sunflower update:
The sunflowers are slowly loosing the last bits of flower and turning their energy to see production.
The fields have gone from green to brilliant yellow, back to green and are now turning a pale green-gold, reflecting all of the bowed sunflower heads.
Spritiual Sunflowers, as a reader pointed out……
It was not exactly a spiritual experience when I did a last check of my messages last night….
And looked up to see Kermit watching me.
What is it with this house, my computer and critters?
But, note how he blended with my green file folder….
He would have matched the zucchini as well.
Sautéed Courgette (Zucchini) with Feta and Olives
Use a smaller zucchini (courgette) for this dish, and a yellow or red pepper. Add the feta and olives at the end so they only start to get warm.
1 courgette (zucchini), about 7″ (17cm) long
1/2 yellow bell pepper
1/3 cup dry, Greek olives, about 12
1 1/2 oz (45gr) feta
1 tbs dried oregano
1 tsp Worcestershire
2 tsp olive oil
Cut zucchini into sticks about 1 1/2″ (4cm) long. Roughly chop pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pepper, zucchini and sauté until zucchini is tender, 7 – 10 minutes. Add oregano, Worcestershire and stir to combine.
Pit olives if needed and cut into thirds. Crumble feta. Stir olives and feta into zucchini, remove from heat and serve.
One can never have to many zucchini recipes!