A few things though, helped improve my mood.
I received some yarn in the mail for a wrap I have been dreaming about for a while now. It's an alpaca, rayon blend (Berroco Folio) which feels amazingly soft against the skin.
Property Brothers. Perfect.
Then my new cookbook arrived.
Lots of fresh simple ingredients and everything made from scratch. The book is organized by seasons so you can cook with what is available during summer, fall, etc. There is also an ongoing commentary in the side bars about the authors' life on her farm, so it makes for a very enjoyable read.
|morning glories sharing sun with the cantaloupes in my garden|
You will find ideas for cooking with all those great fruits and veggies you grow in your backyard (or buy at the farm stand), like carrots, kale, butternut squash, corn, beets, rhubarb and berries. Recipes for paella, Thai shrimp, pot roast, molasses cookies and a tomato tart are on my list of things to make.
Oh yeah. Feeling better already.
Thanks to the birds for sharing their gift.
And thank you for visiting!