Hello and Good Morning!
How was your weekend? Mine was very good. Filled with all kinds of things that I love. Our winds finally died down...but not until after breaking one of the limbs on our apple tree. Luckily trees and our house both stood during the days of high winds!
Saturday dawned early - birds singing shortly after 4:30 a.m. I got up and showered and then headed up to see Dee! We are both fully vaccinated and decided it was time to get together. What fun! We had a lovely morning of sipping tea, knitting, stitching and chatting. So much to catch up on! My silk threads had arrived on Friday, so I was able to start my new stitching project (more on that tomorrow).
Walking around the yard, Fletch and I noticed that our fig tree is producing! Woo-Hoo. Two years ago the deer chomped the poor tree down to the ground. Fletch put a fence around it and somehow it managed to come back. Last year it produced 2-3 figs, but they fell off before ripening. This year it looks like a bumper crop!!
The branches are loaded! I had not realized that the fruit begins to form even before the leaves emerge.
One of our gifts at Christmas from Colin & Mailing was a lemon tree. It is in a pot and we have it in the living room in a west-facing window. We noticed it was beginning to have some buds and now - voila!
I wish this were a scratch and sniff photo - LOL. These little blossoms are extremely fragrant. The scent reminds me somewhat of jasmine. Very, very sweet. I had not realized, but lemon trees have very sharp thorns!
So, good discoveries on the weekend. Also good cooking. Fletch grilled burgers for us on Saturday which we had on rolls with sliced red onion, tomato and lettuce. I made a broccoli salad to go with that. Sunday I cooked French Toast for breakfast.
Not one of my favorites, but it was a nice change of pace. Last night I made a new eggplant dish that ended up being delicious. Like eggplant parmesan minus the frying, so a bit healthier. Here's a link to the recipe: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/sheet-pan-eggplant-parmesan I peeled the eggplant and I added fresh basil before baking, not after. Also I used shredded mozarella rather than sliced. I only used one large eggplant and there is enough left over for lunch one day and also another meal that I froze!
Last night after dinner, we finished reading Radio Free Vermont - A Fable of Resistance which was pretty good - entertaining. Today we will try to pick out our next "after dinner read." I guess I will probably do a little work too - HA!
All in all, a very satisfying weekend! Plenty of knitting, stitching and reading also took place. I hope yours was as nice. Now it's the start of a new week!