MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Summer salad, progression and door appearances

Resident Chef made this great salad and I thought some of you might like to try it ....

Fresh Cucumber Salad

Dressing:  1/4 c. olive oil; 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar;
1 Tbsp lemon juice;  1 tsp. dried oregano (or you
can use fresh if you have it);  1/2 tsp. salt;
pepper to taste

Salad:
1 cucumber, diced
4 Roma tomatoes, diced (or you can use any
type of tomatoes you have)
1/2 of a small red onion, thinly sliced
1 green pepper, diced
fresh parsley, chopped roughly
approx. 2 oz. feta cheese

Whisk together the dressing ingredients and set
aside while preparing the vegetables.  
Combine and refrigerate until serving.



Progress has been made on the landscape as you can see...



There has been some stitching on the trees and in the grass area.  Right now I'm working on over-stitching the flowers.  







And....just for fun....this is what appeared in my sewing room doorway earlier...




Sourdough popovers!  Yum!






- Some of you might find THIS virtual art show fun to explore.

- THIS looks like a really handy little pouch for lots of various uses.

- THIS would be a great idea to pin to the side of your favourite chair to keep all those little sewing bits and bobs that tend to want to go walkabout when you're not looking.  Pretty simple to make on your own I would think.

- THIS Pinterest board has lots of fun ideas for using men's ties.

Today's quote is from Kahil Gibran..."Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart"

16 comments:

  1. Thank you! Feta cheese is a favorite!
    Great recipe

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    1. It's a favourite here too....love feta cheese (well, there's not too many cheeses I don't like!).

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  2. Your picture is really coming along so well; I love that curving green swath along the grass;)))
    Hot and humid here--staying inside with AC on...Hugs from Home Base Julierose

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    1. Not so hot here today - a nice little break from the heat we did have, but it would be nice if it was just a tad warmer. I'm toying with changing the grass somewhat - will have to decide that in the next day or two I think.

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  3. Oh, I love the flowers! And those popovers look tasty! Mmmmm...

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    1. Oh yes, those popovers were yummy! Good thing the nature of sourdough is that you have to keep using it, so I'm sure these will be on the menu quite regularly (yay!). Spent the afternoon stitching on the flowers and I think there's at least another afternoon before they'll be done.

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  4. It's certainly nice to have baked goods just show up! They look very good.

    And your artwork's moving right along,too.

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    1. Funny how often things like that appear in my sewing room doorway - either that, or a taste on the end of a fork.

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  5. Love what you ate doing with the church.

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    1. Well, I DO have good subject matter to work from (thank you!).

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  6. Hi Maryanne Thankyou for sharing your salad recipe with us and wow your landscape looks awesome,you really are so clever,beautiful work my friend xx

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    1. You're welcome for the recipe - let me know if you try it. The landscape has a ways to go yet!

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  7. Oh wow, she stitches and some delicious baking treats magically appear at the door....how fabulous! You are spoilt with that Resident Chef of yours, Mary Anne. Your landscape is looking great. Love those flowers.

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    1. Yep, I have the best of worlds! And I do know I'm very spoiled (but I make sure he knows I'm grateful).

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  8. That salad recipe sounds like a good one. Landscape coming along. looks nice. Good luck.

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    1. It was good, for sure. I think this one will be on the menu quite often over the summer.

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