Tuesday, May 10, 2011

lately


We have been enjoying the most wonderful evening skies (it's a bit distracting).

There has been good food and wine: i.e. salmon fillets with fresh dill from the garden, roasted chicken with sage, rhubarb sauce, and quiche with local spinach and leeks. Oh, and I discovered the gentleman doesn't like peas! However, for those of you who do ~ yum.

We have been reading, a lot. There are currently piles and piles of books "in progress." Our wedding registry consisted primarily of books, and we received many beautiful, wonderful things, but until recently have had no time to read them. We were also given an extraordinary library by a very special lady ~ it has now been (mostly) catalogued, and we are ever more in awe.

And the garden! It loves the cool spring rains.

Hope you are all well.

8 comments:

Blue said...

Peas leave me cold and the Celt adores them - of course! Now, dried peas as big as marbles soaked for hours with bi-carb and then cooked to a mush are probably one of the world's least known delicacies. Mushy peas rule!

Janet said...

I have had my share of mushy peas! But I do love those bright green spring peas. Such a humble veg, and yet so divisive.

Emile de Bruijn said...

Why are clouds so fasacinating? Is it their poignant impermanence, or the fact that they veil the sky, arousing our curiosity?

Barbara said...

Janet, In early America there were yearly contests to see who could bring peas to the table first, and community dinners to prove the fact. Thanks for the kind words. Emile, I am voting for the poignant impermanence, a sort of reflection of our lives.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Doesn't like peas???!! And just when we thought he was perfect!
So organized -CATALOUGED? Maybe this winter that will be my chore for myself.....

home before dark said...

Peas please. Love with chicken salad (with chopped apple, red onions and walnuts). Always fascinating to find out what our beloveds eat and don't eat. As for skies, tonight it may bring hail...thought so because I spied one peony in bloom...sigh. Can't believe you have catalogued your books...most impressive.

Mr. Inkslinger said...

Sounds marvellous. Here in the great NE, fiddleheads, rhubarb and ramps are up, trout lilies are blooming and the brooks are full of fish...

Janet said...

Mr. Inkslinger ~ I envy you those fiddleheads. No such thing down here (alas!). But, ramps and rhubarb, yes. And I am counting the days until the peaches arrive. Sounds like you all will be eating well.