having mixed it occasionally with other, lighter greens; an experiment – with trepidation – using kale solo
recipe for kale success:
remove all the stems
sprinkle with coarse sea salt
(probably everyone knows to do this – I didn’t)
use ingredients that balance kale’s bitter, musty flavor:
figs, cheese, green onions…
dress with olive oil, balsamic, a drizzle of honey
result: deliciously earthy…and healthy!!!
Punctuating the vast expanses of fields, forests, grass and farmland – COLOR!!!!!
yellow dominates with touches of blue lupine
orange hits the high note
balls of white fluff
GREEN leaves my drought-stricken senses reeling!!!!!
Visiting Portland for the first time, coming from the land of drought to the land of green….Saturday farmer’s market was a delight!!!
alongside the green – many colorful options – and colorful people!!!
How quickly the eye adapts; adjusting to the new normal of a drought-ravished landscape; forgetting the wonders of spring! Although the promised abundance of rain has not materialized, enough has fallen to make a significant difference…
bright spring green of new foliage and new fruit…
new growth where there had appeared to be only dead wood…
amazing bronze of avocado leaves
and budding apricots
and hedge roses…
boysenberry vines re-emerging…
even small patches of grass becoming a lawn once again!
Are you also enjoying the gift of green???
Filed under Garden, Seasons
glorious color and contrast…
a beautiful palate inside or out!
Since spring seems always to come early in our part of the world……….already thinking about ways to bring freshness and sunshine inside.
Twigs, dried grasses, feathers, bird nests……all have served me well through fall and winter with a beauty all their own.
Now I am craving
searching the mental archives for inspiration,
recalling a visit some years ago to Winston Flowers in Hingham – loving their curated use of living plants and cut flora.
(love the logo:)
So much inspiration!
Hingham…Old Ship Church,
Hingham…Family History Connection
Browsing through old photos, I am reminded how much the eye longs for green,
even as we grow accustomed to fall, winter, and in our case, drought.
– remembering greener pastures –
After the lovely rains of the past week, we rest in the hope that we will see this again!
For whatever reason…perhaps because the temperature in my kitchen yesterday was 82 degrees… all things green and white looked soothing – and yummy!
I feel a green and white Christmas coming on……….with a touch of red!
Filed under Food, Holidays
Even as spring is held at bay on Martha’s Vineyard, the flora of winter shares its beauty and subdued color
the fence posts blossom
tree trunks shed bark to reveal color
the landscape and the locals all longing for spring………..
my favorite way to decorate: use what you have, what you live with, what you love. If you love green and red as I do, you will have treasures to use….
a heart, a star
an old wooden box
a vintage jump rope
Spode Christmas plates and red transferware