Thursday, May 5, 2011
" The mother is the one supreme asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful statesman, or businessman, or artist, or scientist."
Mama and I has a spontaneous wine and cheese party for two the other night. It was quite a lot of fun. I am so lucky to have a Mama that I can also call a friend.
Our party included...
Pink Truck Wine:. I had never tried this before but I gravitated towards it because Mama loves pink. It was really yummy~
Fresh Mozzarella Balls:.I picked up a container of these in the specialty cheese department. I drained off the brine liquid, sliced them, and sprinkled them with salt and Herbs de Provence (oh how I love to eat anything with lavender!!). Then I drizzled a bit of extra virgin olive oil over the top and tossed the mixture together. Delich!!
and Ferro Rocher Hazelnut Chocolate.
This week I am on my own with out Kalin or Violet. The adjustment has been a bit difficult. It is very hard to change gears from Mama duties. What do you want to eat? Have you brushed your teeth? Flossed? Mouth-washed? It is time for bed.
The rewards of motherhood and having family far surpass the daily grind of it all. But, a little peace and quiet has been nice.
My little one-on-one visit with my Mama was such a rare and special visit that I will always treasure.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Romaine growing in my garden.
Harvesting spring radishes
Wildflowers growing on the trail to our house:
and Wild Violets.
Spring Peepers. (aka tree frogs)
Packages from the Black Apple!!!