18 June 2019

Sharing 3 Ideas for June

I blog less these days, but do so for those that prefer this platform to others.
Thank you for reading.

Here are my three things for June.


The first photo is the front porch. My spouse loves to sit out here and sip his coffee or tea in the mornings and evenings. I think spray paint is the easiest, quickest, and least expensive way to freshen outdoor furniture. I cleaned, repaired, and then spray painted the wicker a pretty french gray. It's not called that, it is just a basic gray, and it took two cans per chair.
I also spray painted the table a sunny yellow.
Also, our pug detached an arm, but I was able to repair it using an electrical type wire approximately the width of the wicker by weaving, and once painted, one would never know!  Don't you just love the hardware store!


Kale Salad

This is fresh, but it can be lightly sauted in a little bit of olive oil before and then chilled.
Wash it really well, by first letting it soak a bit before spraying in a colander.
A lot of dirt sinks to the bottom sometimes.
I also prefer the organic version.

I just push the leaves off by sliding my hand down, and that removes the stems.
I add a tablespoon of olive oil and some lemon juice or orange juice about quarter of a cup and a teaspoon of brown sugar and toss it all.
I add fresh sliced strawberries for color.
I also add chopped walnuts or pecans.
When I serve it, I sprinkled it with a little more brown sugar.

Sometimes I just put the kale on the plate with dressing only, and then add the strawberries, nuts, and brown sugar.

That's it.

You can't eat kale if you take blood thinners.
You also can't eat kale if you are allergic or sensitive to cruciferous vegetables.
There is also a lot of fear out about eating fresh kale, but the Mayo explains.

I think this is easy recipe if you want to try it or get more greens. It is not the easiest thing to get accustomed to eating, but the tiny bit of brown sugar masks the bitterness.


Just a pretty bouquet from the garden made from what is available.

This one is made with some roses, wildflowers, herb flowers, and some blossoms from the bush in the foreground.  Just mix. Mix anything and it will look pretty!
Everyone can do it! Nature makes it pretty.

Enjoy the summer!
You can always find me on Instagram.
I make some short videos of the garden. Maybe I will even talk someday. ha! Big maybe.