The lilacs are in full bloom in the County, and the air is tinged with their scent. I am receiving multiple bouquets from my kids on a daily basis. The lilacs are so abundant that their pickings go unnoticed by nature, and humans alike.
I am sitting in the sun with my dog by my side, chickens in view, a new issue of Bon Appetit in hand, and listening to the nearby waterfall. I just finished a lovely lunch of caesar salad with avocado, tomato, and a piece of multi grain toast from Humblebread that I picked up at the Wellington farmer’s market on Saturday. I have finally perfected my caesar dressing. I am embarrassed to say that it took me 42 years to even attempt to make caesar dressing. Granted I really wasn’t that into it as a kid so maybe it only took me 30 years to get my dressing act together. Either way, it rocks now and I am consuming large amounts of caesar salad at most meals. Perhaps the smell of lilacs will distract you from my garlic breath, but probably not.
I have dinner plans tomorrow night with a good friend and all our kids, family is coming for the weekend, as is a dear friend for some much needed girl time. We are going to be tourists for the weekend with a trip to the beach, the Milford farmer’s market, a visit to Stewart Jones’ gallery, and dinner at Norm Hardie’s Saturday night. I’m in search of a babysitter Sunday night so Jess and I can go to our neighbour’s for an Argentinian BBQ.
I’ll soon be off to prep dinner of halloumi, tofu and veggie kebabs, asparagus, and rhubarb crumble. The kids and I picked the asparagus and rhubarb yesterday at our neighbour’s house. I am told it is the best asparagus I will ever eat. I’m happy to test that theory.
After dinner, I’ll head to the kids school for a parent council meeting and if time permits, Reya and I will take our daily evening walk around the Mill pond.
Plus I found some very casual employment for the month of June.
So far, it’s a good day.