Sunday, January 18, 2015

Happy new year!

Well christmas has come and gone since my last post! We had a very relaxing, fun time with family at our house over a few days.
Before Christmas we had our backyard made over. As we had our new entertaining area built over the past 10 months the backyard had been a building site, so the lawn and garden needed a spruce up. I'm loving having my garden back. Here are some progress shots.

The plants ready to go into the garden area.
My planter box was looking a bit sad too, so I cleaned it off and repainted it. It's now holding 4 pots which are growing strawberries, basil, parsley, chives and cherry tomatoes.
Some of my other pots by the backdoor are giving some nice colour.
The photo below is of a Devil's Ivy that I received as a hanging pot back in July for my birthday. The leaves when I got it were just below the pot....look at it now!! It must  love the spot where it sits, very protected.
Nothing real exciting happening in the kitchen, but I did try some Vegeroni Pasta the other night which turned out nice. I cooked the pasta, chopped chicken thighs and browned in the pan, tossed in some finely chopped carrots, onion and celery. Once they were all nicely browned, I added some curry powder, cream and sugar and then the pasta along with some cashews. It was a nice quick meal.

To end with here is a pic of our little grandy Owen, playing his favourite game...hide and seek!

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