Thanks Cindy for hosting the fun show and tell friday you can visit Cindy at My Romantic Home~ she looks like she is having fun over there with her new convertible!!
Well our thoughts have turned to summer and we have been happily browsing through seed catalogs and imagining what our summer garden will look like. We have begun to plant and start some seeds from flowers and our warm winter sun has them starting to sprout. This is our first winter living in this climate so we have no idea what to expect but from what we hear at the nursery the growing season can be year round. We did put up a little greenhouse just in case we should get the threat of a frost.
There is a book that has been influencing the flowers we would like to grow it is called Dried Flowers For All Seasons
This is an amazing book if you have ever wanted to make some dried flower arrangements or decorate your house with them. I am picturing lots of lavender, and larkspur and goldenrod in my garden. I was fortunate to pick up this book at the thrift store for 1$
I also found another wonderful book called Dress Daze for making modest dresses. This has one standard pattern that you can then take and make a whole bunch of different dresses or jumpers from. What I like is there is also a petite size which will be wonderful in a few years time when Anna gets just a little bigger. I know it is harder to find modest dresses for that pre~teen size.
Here are some pictures of the dress I made. I used an inexpensive calico from walmart 2.44 a yard and I used 3 yards to try this pattern out.
And I will leave you with a recipe for a wonderful yummy green sauce so if your not feeling the warm sun like we are a quick trip to the produce department at the grocery store will at least leave you with a taste of summer itself. I think this would be delicious on a salad especially if you are looking for a dressing that does not have high fructose corn syrup or sugar! And the garlic is so good and healthy for you!! We enjoy it on our chicken.
Green Herb Sauce
for baked potatoes, salmon, chicken or eggs
5 garlic cloves ( I put way more I love garlic!! :)
1c. fresh cilantro chopped
1c. fresh basil chopped
1/2 c. fresh parsley, chopped
1c. olive oil
1/2 tsp. pepper
Grate zest from both lemons. Halve and squeeze the juice from them. Add garlic to lemon juice and zest. Stir in chopped cilantro, basil, and parsley. Add olive oil, stirring until blended. Add salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature.
*suggestion ( I like to put this whole mixture in the blender and we enjoy it that way.)
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