Sunday, June 12, 2011

a taste of westfest 2011

we attended westboro's big party on saturday.
 owing to all the street snacks,

bouncy castles,


and more street snacks, we didn't even make it to the music venues...

esther's photo portfolio

the girl was in charge of the camera for a while yesterday...
here are a few kid's eye view shots.


they came, 
they splashed, 
they skidded.
then they went home for band-aids.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

salad days

sweet (potato and black-eyed) pea salad
i have been inspired by the warmer weather to make up more served-cold dishes...
this one is so yummy i don't want to forget it!
lightly toss simmered-just-tender sweet potatoes and black eyed peas
in a dressing of lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, fresh sage and garlic chives.
chill overnight.
sprinkle with finely diced red onion, and serve with a crusty loaf!
(drizzle a little extra olive oil to serve, if desired...)

luciano's lunchbreak

yet another reason to appreciate an italian deli one block away... 
sandwiches are always tastier when someone else makes them!
(especially when enjoyed in a hammock...)

Thursday, June 02, 2011


an urban insect inspected.
'look, mama; it has little ears!"

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

dandy lions

after an arboretum picnic,
foraging for dandelions.

guess what?  they found some.




the rotary club of the town of matheson is celebrating it's 50 anniversary this year.
 david's grandfather, who passed away last august at the age of 93, 
was one of the inaugural members of the matheson chapter.
  his contributions were toasted at a gala held last weekend at the
floyd s. hembruff civic centre in matheson;
"fast floyd" would have loved it.

his extended family were invited guests...
there was a string quartet, a jazz band playing big band standards, dining, 
dancing, glass clinking, speech making, and even a "comedy act"...

and not just a little magic.