How I spent the last weekend of summer….
We had 10 cubic metres of firewood delivered this weekend.
I stacked it.
The photo above shows it half done, below all neatly stacked.
When I started, the concrete slab was empty.
Mon mari was busy building….
I can’t build but I can stack!
Mon mari finished building our storage room.
His motto: If there is a bare wall – hang shelves.
On another note…. Remember the bit of metal I found in the front lawn last week?
It was a pot or kettle so some sort. It had a handle – which is the part I found on the surface. It was a bit of a project to dig out, but….
Here it is:
I don’t think we’ll keep it.
A strange thing happened in the garden the other day…. It was empty.
Well, except for the tomatoes…. There are always tomatoes.
But everything else was apparently on hiatus.
You see below the sum of all the vegetables I found in my garden.
Not enough of anything to do anything with.
What’s a girl to do?
I don’t buy vegetables in summer, so what you see was what we had.
Summer Vegetable Mélange
3oz (90gr) green beans, cut into sticks, ‘French’ style
3oz (90gr) chard, leaves and stems, leaves slices; stems chopped
1 small zucchini (courgette), cut into sticks
1 onion, slices
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 tsp paprika
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs Balsamic vinegar
2 tsp soy sauce
3 tbs fresh basil, snipped
4 tbs Parmesan cheese
Sauté paprika in oil for 1 minute. Add onion and sauté 5 minutes. Add garlic and chard stems, sauté 5 minutes. Add beans, courgette and sauté until all vegetables are tender, 7 – 10 minutes longer. Add tomatoes, chard leaves, cover and simmer until tomatoes are soft and forming a sauce. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, basil and Parmesan.
Eat, thinking of summer.