Sunday, 28 February 2010

cupcakes and omission

a special dinner,
even with the best
planning and attention to
i managed to omit some
key ingredients to the salad
and veggies,
this was brought to my attention
by the discerning dinner guests.
the cupcakes however
were most successful.


tulip petals still

Saturday, 27 February 2010


while i was clearing
it amazed me
how quickly
the clouds
to reveal
the moon.

Friday, 26 February 2010


the garden lion
and miss m
on a
snowy morning.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

warm chili on a cold night

keeping warm on a winter
with a vegetarian chili,
i can't recall where i found the
but i like the ingredients for
the colour, red onions, garlic, red and
jalapeno peppers, sweet potato, zucchini,
white and black beans,
corn and all types of chili spices.
a comforting dinner
after a busy work day.
food is becoming
a theme here these days.

snowy day tea

snowy day,
a welcome
tea break with
good company
linzer cookies.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

tulip love

tulips are my favourite flower,
a bunch always finds its way home
with me.

that was dinner

exploring the what's for dinner feature in
martha stewart living continues. the march issue
vegetarian menu appealed to me:
lentil and bulgur soup, cucumber and mint salad
with toasted pitas, roasted carrots with feta and
parsley, walnut shortbread.
the salad had green beans and boston
lettuce, my diners found the combination odd.
the lentil soup was wholesome. the roasted carrots
a good dish, but a bit repetitive since there were carrots
in the soup.
thankfully the walnut shortbread met with everyone's
preparing the menu even with the guidelines seemed
too much work for the result. oh well, that was dinner.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

culling books

thoughts on culling books...
bookshelves are full to overflowing,
decisions need to be made,
paperbacks do not last as long
as hardcover
will i want to read these again?
someone else should enjoy the
books before they fall apart,
too many books,
they seem to follow me home,
many more books to consider...

Monday, 22 February 2010

shop windows

the arrangement seems to never change,
the second shop seems have undergone
a refurbishment since the last visit here.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

a brilliant day

blue sky,
ducks dashing for crumbs
thrown by children,
beavers at work again,
the water a pleasing murky green,

Saturday, 20 February 2010

an evening out

getting ready for an evening out,
ragged ruffles mine,
shiny buttons and kilt his,
stray dog hairs miss m's.

Thursday, 18 February 2010


a february day in the city

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

hyacinth and seven things

forgotten amongst some pots in the basement was
this flower shop hyacinth, i noticed a green sprout,
out it came, placed by a window and watered.
now it is in bloom scenting the room with spring.
nature's little miracle.

last week i was tagged by elisabelle to tell seven
things about me:
i prefer to be outdoors.
none of my friends have visited my blog.
i was a hair model for a stylist competition, and
experienced what it is like to be an extreme redhead
for a few days.
it was by an unhappy accident that i found out that i
am allergic to crabmeat. now i ask what is in the dip.
i like klezmer music and am listening to this cd a lot.
i have difficulty in parting with flowers after they have
finished flowering.

when miss m came into my life quite suddenly
i was not looking to get a dog. i love her.

i would like to tag the following: sohvi, lotta,
novi, julie, kukka-maaria and anyone else
so inclined. too many i's in this post.

Monday, 15 February 2010

behind glass

fashion captives
behind glass

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Friday, 12 February 2010


after walking in the cold,
a colourful and zesty lunch
is a good way to meet mid-day.
pita with mashed avocado and ajvar,
blood oranges, and a flavourful
chickpea salad with a tangy lemon cumin
vinaigrette, inspired by this recipe.
i omitted the walnuts, feta and lettuce,
the vinaigrette is a perfect winter flavour
boost and the fresh mint is essential.
now time for tea, and back to work.

duck dance

of vigorous
duck activity.

Thursday, 11 February 2010


swiftly the river flows

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

woods in winter

lost in the woods...

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

river ice

river ice
and impurities.