Monday, April 30, 2018

Good Things Happened: home, sweet, home

It's been days and days since I posted.  There was a minor medical issue that kept me at home for a few days - all better now.  Being at home with nothing much to do gave me a renewed appreciation of it, as seen below.

On the first day, niece Amanda and her family sent me flowers.  I can't think of the last time I got flowers!  It was thrilling.  I'm still enjoying them.  The delivery man seemed to enjoy my reaction, "I got flowers!!!"

I was looking for something else in a kitchen cabinet and found these two forgotten items.  The one on the left is a handy thing in which you can pull tarragon through the holes to strip the leaves. Stripping tarragon is kind of annoying, so I guess that's why I bought this.  It doesn't come up that often, but when it does, I'm set.  :)

There was clean out the refrigerator cooking.  Do you ever buy stuff for recipes you end up not making?  I made roasted vegetables, using carrots, fennel and the red onion that is in the bowl in the first photo.  (Yum.)  And yesterday, there was still a bunch of unused flat-leaf parsley, so I made pesto out of it.  That's it pictured above.  Parsley, olive oil, toasted walnuts and Parmesan cheese in the food processor.  I'm having some of it on penne pasta for lunch today.

And I enjoyed breakfast on the back porch yesterday.  There has been so much rain in Georgia, that the trees are nicely leafed out now.  It was cool and lovely.  And a hummingbird whizzed by a couple of times, probably to remind me about putting that feeder up.

I'll be playing a little blog catch up in the next few days.  Hope you have a good week!


Fireblossom said...

Flowers! And they're so pretty.

Penne and pesto is a favorite of mine.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad to hear you are all better! Your lunch sounds delicious and your breakfast on the porch sounds nice too. Take care and have a happy new week!

Elephant's Child said...

I am glad that the medical issue has gone.
Love your flowers - and your breakfast area. And would welcome some of that rain.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn =- good to know you're home and sorting 'a la maison' out ... love the idea of the tarragon stripper. Those flowers aren't they special ... delightful ... now rest up, ease yourself out into the big bad world again and get completely better; yes we've got rain at the moment - the leaves are well on their way to fulfillment - is that word?? Cheers and take care - Hilary

LL Cool Joe said...

I can honestly say I have never stripped tarragon in my life, and I have a feeling I never will.

I'm sorry you had medical issues, but am pleased you enjoyed the time off work.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And what a LOVELY bouquet! Glad you're feeling better again.

Chatty Crone said...

Hope you feel better.
Those flowers were GORGEOUS!
Spring is finally here.

desk49 said...

Tarragon about it
I have no idea
Penne and pesto
Another I don’t know

But I’m glad your
Feeling better
And from the house
You get to go.

Lee said...

I always love your photos, Lynn...they're are beautiful.

I'm glad you're feeling better...keep it up! :)

And, you question re ingredients bought and not used!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Glad you are feeling better, Lynn, and the flowers are lovely - what a nice surprise! I have always enjoyed sending them and receiving them is nice as well. yes, I am doing some of that clean out the fridge dinner prep tonight with zucchini, peppers and onions which are roasting to go along with the burgers and avocado.

Crafty Green Poet said...

glad you're feeling better, being able to have breakfast on the porch must help too

Lady Fi said...

That is a lovely place to sit and eat breakfast!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Having days to think n re-group is always beneficial! Glad you have recovered n are finding the forgotten. Those flowers ARE awesome! I love that de-stem gadget- could use for Thyme or Rosemary too maybe? I'm trying to use up freezer stuff too. Hope to have cooking time next week.

Lowcarb team member said...

Pleased to read that you are better now.
Those flowers are lovely and you've shared some very nice photographs, thank you.

I wish you Happy May Days...

All the best Jan

Kay G. said...

Hey! Hope you doing better these days! Enjoying the weather? It is like summer now! :-)

Granny Annie said...

So happy your health has improved. I had no idea you were ill. Glad you got flowers. I have never stripped tarragon and it is doubtful I ever will. Yikes! Ron always wanted to go to my sister on her refrigerator cleaning days. She cooked up some great meals from those leftovers.

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