|Fresh from the garden.|
What to do with all the Swiss Chard? Since we just passed the asparagus season and ate it and pickled it until I don't want to see it until next year for the next few weeks we will welcome eating Swiss Chard. Tonight it will be cut into strips for an Asian soup. Very light chicken stock base with Teriyaki flavored chicken cut up into bite size pieces on top, shaved ginger, green onions and a dab of Hoisin Sauce poured over Rice Noodles. I saw the recipe on a You Tube Vlog. It is delicious and so satisfying even during the warm weather.
Our days have been busy around "Cook'n by the Creek". From brush hogging, lawn mowing, garden and working at the "Summer Place" we really haven't had much time for anything else. If it rains there is plenty to do inside, especially the basement. Time to sort what is needed and get rid of all else. Something I haven't done in 20 plus years........have a lawn sale. That is how much "stuff" we are both getting rid of. Once the little stuff is gone then we will move on to the bigger "stuff". As of now that is the plan. Plans can change in a heartbeat with us so nothing is etched in gold. We have made the decision to sell "Cook'n by the Creek". If the right person comes along it will mean the stars have aligned and it is meant to be. We are embracing this decision with open arms and both have always been ready for the next phase of our life. As much as we love our little place and acreage it does not sadden us to move on. Oh, move on? Actually not far...........just across the road to our "Summer Place". Big plans and dreams have been happening as we set on the porch over there. For over a year we have said every now and again, I could live here and the other would say me too! From there the plans kept rolling on, what we would do and what if. We have always thought of ourselves as the type that takes forever to make a decision, in this case a year of dreaming plans and a second about a month ago to say, "Let's Do It"................so if all falls into place......we will do it.
I guess needing more thoughts and things to blog about has been answered. Each step of the way from down sizing, moving and living in a "little house" will be put into my blog. Unlike a "tiny house" the "Summer Place" will be more like little. 34'X20', two bedrooms, bath, kitchen and living room with of course two porches. One will be a view of the hill and attached to our bedroom. The other will be facing the side yard and garage. A small lawn with plenty of room for flowers and a few veggies. There will be a patio area with...........an outdoor pizza oven! Yep, we have it all planned and pictured in our dreams. If it happens. Time will tell. "The Rainbow"