Tuesday, August 8, 2017

“Gardens are a form of autobiography.”
~ Sydney Eddison

Rainbow Swiss chard is one of my favourite things from the garden. I’ve been tucking some away in the freezer and we’re enjoying it regularly in salad these days.

It makes a tasty, crunchy, and hearty salad: chopped chard, whatever other veggies are on hand (currently cucumbers and salad turnips), a sprinkling of feta, and some 3-2-1 dressing (3 parts balsamic vinegar, 2 parts Dijon mustard, 1 part maple syrup).

Add some baked salmon or chickpea ‘meatballs’ (like I did last night), maybe another veggie (last night: pretty yellow sunburst squash) and there’s supper. Simple and delicious.

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With all this smoke (Are you tired of hearing about it yet? I’m certainly tired of living in it.) I need to shift my focus to some simple happy things instead.

  • Taking advantage of an hour to dive into a good book.
  • Skyping with my granddaughter.
  • Enjoying the first tomato sandwich of the season.
  • Watching the babies grow in the grouse family that has settled into the cut-de-sac.
  • The surprise of seeing one of those grouse sitting on our neighbours roof yesterday while the babies took a stroll! (I think it was papa watching over them as they tested their independence.)



I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.

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