This Week... Enjoying more homemade jam! I love making jam. Most goes in the freezer for later. But we have some to eat now. I made raspberry-mint jam... sooo delicious! We've had a lot of raspberries this year--four raspberry bushes in our garden. More berries than we thought we would have at the start of the growing season, when spring was off to a slow start.
In the Roman Catholic Church-- This week's Feast Days for Saint Bridget of Sweden (Birgitta, founder of the Bridgettines Order), Saint James (The Greater), Saints Joachim & Anne (parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary!), and tomorrow Saint Martha.
At Home-- A lot of home grown and homemade goodies being processed and put into jars. I had to get some more jars, as we were running out fast!
Out & About-- Mid-week I posted from a special out & about during our staycation lately--Land's End, Norway.
A little more out & about... and Thankful-- Thankful to be living in our little coastal town... and enjoying walks in local parks, which have been extra pretty this year with more flowers. Lots of gardening inspiration. I'd like to have some white echinacea in our garden next year--bees love it!
On the Menu-- Trout with juniper berries, lemon and thyme--ready for the oven. (Inspired by this recipe.) It was sooo GOOD! First time cooking with juniper berries, and not the last. Usually used in recipes for meat and game here, the juniper berries gave a beautiful difference to this fish dish.
From the Garden-- The first of our beets (beetroot)!! We tried Italian heirloom beets Chioggia, which have a red & white ringed interior--very pretty.
Reading.. and Happy-- Country Living magazine (the British edition) and a Norwegian magazine that is similar to Country Living, Lev Landlig. I don't buy magazine very often, as they can be rather expensive, so these were a summer treat!
Creating-- With leftover yarn from my Josephine's Many Colored Waistcoat, I made this quick and easy little crochet bag (using this pattern for inspiration), which will be ideal for carrying a few essentials--phone, bank card, keys) while out on my bicycle... :)
Inspiration-- Oooo... more treats--YARN! Drops Design yarns Fabel (in Lavender color way) and Paris (in Light Purple) for two projects coming up--more soon.
LUNA-- C-U-T-I-E! ...The cuteness just flows all day, every day...
Weekend--and ahead... Lots still happening in the kitchen preserving the fresh tastes of summer... I've been adding butter to the mix! TJ has a little extra time off, and I'll be joining him, and so I may be around a bit less next week. So more in just a bit...
How was your week? Wishing you all a LOVE-ly weekend now! :)))