Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Yes, that is an actual tomato. And basil, peas, mint, oregano, parsley, corn, and a gerbera daisy. Lots of stuff in pots because of our space problem. Still it's gratifying to look out the kitchen window and see everything growing, or grab some fresh basil to go in the evening's dinner.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
K and I hung around the house, gardened, tidied up, and had a chance to talk. Did unexciting house stuff.
We did have a yummy dinner, though:
I actually made marinara sauce for the first time ever from scratch. And it turned out pretty well. I used an 11-year-old recipe that I had saved from the San Francisco Chronicle (why did it take so long to get around to making it?). It's a big recipe, so there is plenty to save in the freezer for pizzas, more pasta, bread....
The basil is homegrown in the backyard. More on this to come...we actually have things growing this year!!
Monday, July 12, 2010
We also spent some time outside today going for a walk in a sculpture park. Being by the water, the park is really windy and most of the sculptures interact with the wind in some way. Kids liked it, and we all really liked seeing someplace different. We came here in pursuit of one of our favorite family hobbies which you can read about more here. We didn't have any luck this time, though. :(
Hope that your weekend was just as fun!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Summertime is good for riding bikes (although it is not so easy for mama to keep up with the riders, especially on her camera phone!):
Summertime is good for swimming lessons (pic by M):
Summertime is good for going to the park and eating messy popsicles:
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
When we returned to pick up M, I found someone else in her place!