Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday is For Falling in Love...

...With HIM
(I met him again today for the first time and I CANNOT wait to see him again!)

...With my Mandoline, slicing perfect page-thick potatoes for tonight's gratin

... With thin-sliced artichokes marinating in lemon juice, good olive oil, ground coarse salt and fresh pepper...

...Using a lemon from our tree out back!!! Our yard is a bounty of culinary delights: Meyer Lemon, rosemary bushes a mile high, sage, figs in the summer....

I love leek.

Sunday is also for infusing lavender

into raw honey.

My hope was that this wonderful day would yield a batch of excellent yogurt, but there appears to be a learning curve there!

I am trying to whittle my food waste down as much as possible: every yogurt container I throw away (recycled bin, even) hurts my heart.
It matters to me.

I hope your Sunday was a day of adoration and rest.

Love,
Allison

6 comments:

jessicajane said...

lovely photos allison! i save all of my yogurt lids and containers to use for painting/water, and store leftovers in them. I do not own one single glad plastic container they sell in the store (minus the Christmas one my mom sent cookies in last year).

MrsLittleJeans said...

I see you are much better in the food department than I am : ) Wishing you a lovely new week Allison! xoxo

Katherine said...

Beautiful photos - makes me so hungry!

Know, though, that those thin plastic containers for such things as yogurt, cottage cheese, etc., are not safe to reuse too much, and definitely not dishwasher safe. I used to reuse them all the time but then found out that the plastic isn't high enough quality to handle that. Though if you figure out how to make your own you'll be able to say goodbye to them for good!

The Noisy Plume: said...

AHH!!!
Lavender honey.
Golly.

UmberDove said...

And the second batch? CAN WE EAT LAVENDER HONEY WITH HOMEMADE YOGURT YET?!?!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Jessica: thanks, hummingbird queen!!! :)

MLJ: You, too, love!!! :) xoxoxox

Katherine: indeed: we recycle them in the recycle bin :)
Come on over and eat!!! :)

Jillian: I highly recommend it!! :) xoxoxox

Umber: get down here, Ms!!!!!!