Archive for July, 2010

NATURES BOUNTY … A GOODIE … AND RULING THE ROOST

Friday, July 30th, 2010

I love the gifts that nature brings  … especially when it benefits my stomach… this year I decided to try my hand at growing some roma tomatoes…  and I am excited to say … with much success….

 

A bowl full of sun drenched goodness…

 

I love making bread salad with my tomatoes… fresh garlic… fresh mozarella… red onion … fresh basil from the garden… and of course crusty Italian or french bread cut into chunks… add olive oil…. splash of lemon juice … sea salt and fresh gound pepper to taste… HEAVEN!!  Another goody is to take your romas and slice lengthwise into thin strips … place on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil and drizzled with olive oil and sea salt before placing the tomatoes on top… then drizzle with more olive oil and sea salt (to taste) and bake slowly in a 200 0 oven until they become somewhat cripsy… makes the best snack …..  great in a salad too for a wonderful oven dried tomato taste… yuuuummm… even better when the tomatoes are from your garden….

Now this beauty below is an old vintage tablecloth that belonged to my mom… check out the colors… isnt it gorgeous ?

Alas it has seen better days as you can see below….. and I have been trying to figure out what besides pillows I can make with this lovely …  if anyone has any ideas then I would love to hear your input … you all have been so helpful with suggestions…  in case I havent said so ….thank you for the help with the furniture and the china cabinet (no decision about the cabinet yet) but … the end tables are halfway there ….they have been stripped … will show if/when I get them finished… (probably another one of my UFO’s) …  so bad with procrastination .

Ok… so I have to show you who seems to rule the roost in this household… and its certainly not me….

Yep you guessed it… little miss silly girl… you see that green cover?  yes… that is supposed to be her space to lay on … the part without the cover is moms space … or so mom thought…

Miss priss….goofy little girl… she steals my heart ….

So … thats it for me … I have some exciting things coming up soon…

Before I go however … I must …..thank you all for your friendhsip and support… and well wishes on my daughters loss…  its been hard… I have my baby to comfort me…  my daughter is now without hers and it breaks my heart to see her hurt so…. 

HUGS AND CIAO FOR NOW!  JO

BRANDY AND BANDIT

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

BRANDY (left) AND BANDIT

Hi All,

Bit of a sad night for me… above is a photo of my grand puppies Brandy and Bandit… Brandy is my oldest daughter Andreas puppy… she has had her for close to 15 years…  Bandit is my youngest daughter Renees puppy…  Brandy came to stay with her aunt while mom was away and unfortunately she passed away today…  its been rough ….  she loved her aunt Nay Nay and was always happy to have a sleep over with her cousin  Bandit … so at least she was in a happy place when it happened…

Her momma rescued her … this sweet little buggar was running wild when her mommy patiently sat for hours with a piece of meat … gradually coaxing Brandy in the door of her home where she ended up living a full and most happy life …

Animals become such an important part of our lives…  they are family to many of us and their loss can be so  difficult…

Gammaw shall miss her so much… she was such a good little girl and a sweet little grand puppy…

HUGS AND KISSES SWEET BRANDY… GAMMAW IS SAD …

RIP SWEET BRANDY GIRL

HUGS TO ALL MY FRIENDS… I will be back soon with a new post and some … what I think to be exciting things to tell

JO

 

 

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