Monday, June 27, 2011

Garlic scapes

I've never grown garlic before but my friend Hugh grows tons of it, enough that he can sell quite a bit to the local organic produce market, and still eat garlic every day, that's alot of garlic. He was very kind to give me some garlic last year, I planted the cloves in the fall....and it grew into nice large plants...if the size of the plant is any indication of the size of garlic then I should have some really large heads of garlic.

The garlic scape, if left alone, will turn into the flower, which I don't want. I want all the energy to go to the garlic, not to the flower, so I cut the scape, which is also edible.

I grilled it on the barbeque, not the best option, it was a little tough, next time it will be much better if I steam it or stir fry it, but it still tasted very good. With the garlic scapes, I grilled some zucchini and eggplant. I chopped the scapes, quarted some tomatoes, drizzled the whole thing with oilive oil and balsamic, sprinkled it with feta and with that a salad was made...delicious!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Need to vent...

I seldom watch the news, or any TV, because I've been so busy but my husband all of a sudden has grown an interest in the workings of a now that I have to share....I had some time to watch the news. Thought I was able to catch the weather report but I missed it so I tuned in to the weather network, waited for the local forecast, mostly sunny, really? Well that's news to me...Does this look like mostly sunny?

So this is for the weather network, I will gladly work for a fraction of what you are paying the current person to report the weather...I will look out my window and call you with the very latest...I will also wet my finger and hold it up over my head, and report to you which way the wind is blowing, because right now I can tell you that your weather person is blowing it out his arse. My achy bones will also be able to forecast any wet and cold weather coming our way, I'll throw that little bit in for free, my achy bones are only right about 50% of the time...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

....Not much to say

....except that this beautiful little girl is related to me! I'm so lucky....

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Canucks are loosing....

So time to jump ship...

It's a gorgeous evening, no one is about, they are watching the hockey game, so I get  this beautiful place all by myself....wonderful!

The trees are the frame...

What's 10 feet tall, with legs that never end, and looks at least 100 lbs lighter????


Looks like fun....

As you know I love sunsets but I'm usually in bed, sad I I have to settle for a setting sun...

B.C. Ferries arriving in Powell River from Comox.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday in the park

And what do I see?

A sea of white!

Daisies, everywhere...they just make me smile.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Where has all the time gone????

I can't believe we are almost half way through the year... I have not been posting much but between the garden and the diner...

So far the new location is working out beautifully, the staff are unbelievable, they give me 120%, my customers are supportive, life is good and I'm truly blessed.

Please don't stop reading, I love to read your comments. I keep forgetting my camera but one of these days I'll post some new pictures of the diner and my garden.

Thanks you all for your patience.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pacific Spot Prawns...

Words can't describe how good these prawns are. Fresh from the sea that morning, into the pot the same night...oh my!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Opening day and beyond...

Well opening day at the Rodmay hotel has come and gone...which is the main reason I've not posted anything new.

I would love to say it all went smoothly but I would be lying. The last 3 days have been crazy...busy beyond belief.

I'm ready to throw my new grill out the window, if only I could lift it...but today was much better than yesterday and I'm positive tomorrow will be better than today.

Joan and Marion, the main hotel shareholders, together with many others at the hotel, were key players in getting Magpie's open on time. Thanks for all their help, we could not have done it without them.

And now....opening day video. Thanks Joan and Marion, it's lovely.