Yesterday, the rain actually held off for most of the day which was nice. We got a lot of gardening done and hit up the nursery for some flowers.
I bought some Impatiens, Geraniums, and Bellflowers to plant in the front garden. Before this, mom and I did a lot of weeding and prepped the bed with some topsoil leftover from my veggie garden.
Things are shaping up around here! We almost seem like civilized home owners now. ;)
Check out the spinach…it’s shooting up! I didn’t expect it to grow so vertically!
Update: Many of you have said it has gone to seed and bolted. SAD! Do you think it’s done for the summer months?
The kale grows outward and it’s getting nice and full.
This romaine lettuce is the biggest one so far:
Sadly, I lost two lettuce so far…they just wilted up and died. No idea why!
The 2 Spanish Onions and 1 Red Onion continue to do well.
And the cucumbers in the back are spreading fast.
Eric has been working away at the deck as usual!
The rails are now all in and he is working on the top piece of the railing.
This morning, Eric said to me that he is losing motivation to finish the deck… words that no wife ever wants to hear! ;) I’m trying to help him when I can and bring him lots of beer. :) I think he is quite intimidated by the 3 staircases he has to figure out…I’m so impressed with what he’s done so far though. It will be nice to have it finished and then he can take a break with renos for a while.
After gardening, I made a huge batch of the Back on Track Salad…one of our favs!
I made a few modifications this time, using some black beans, fresh dill, more lemon juice, and red onion. It was awesome with the dill and extra kick of lemon!
I just love how versatile this salad is…you could adapt it so many ways and it’s always a crowd pleaser.
Eric picked up a Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf to go along with lunch. Sadly, it wasn’t vegan due to an egg wash!
I had a bowl of the Back on Track salad and an Ezekiel wrap with veggies, avocado, and hummus.
Unfortunately, my Aunt Jenn and family couldn’t make our dinner get together because Julia got sick with a bad stomach flu and was up all night. Poor girl! :(
We had a pretty low key night and relaxed with some beer and wine.
Eric BBQ’d chicken for him and my mom and I had a veggie burger. We had the Back on Track salad and Sautéed Crimini mushrooms with garlic and olive oil on the side. I picked up some mushrooms from a local mushroom farm and they were great. I really need to make Sautéed Crimini mushrooms more often…they are one of my favourite side dishes. I also loaded some onto my burger.
A delicious and filling meal!
For dessert we each had a Whole Wheat Vegan Chocolate Cupcake with Spiced Buttercream! My mom couldn’t believe they didn’t have any eggs because they are so light and fluffy. It’s magic!
By the way, they also froze very well. I froze them for 2 days and then let them sit on the counter to defrost for a couple hours. They were still fresh as can be. :)
Today, we’re heading out to do a little chandelier shopping (window-shopping?) and then I think my mom and I are going to bake. Sundays just don’t get any better… Enjoy your day!