Monday, July 30, 2012

Super summertime salad

Tomato Couscous

1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes-chop
12 oz green beans cut
1 cup pearl couscous
1 pt cherry tomatoes cut in half
1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
1/2 cup parlsey- chopped I added 1/2 cup chopped basil too
1 lemon and 1 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp white balsamic or champagne vinegar
1 tbsp olive oli
1 tsp salt
1 can (15 oz) pinto beans drained
1/4 tsp salt and pepper
Cook green beans and then submerge into ice water. Cook couscous in 2 cup chicken broth until done.. about 5-10 mins. Drain and rinse several times
In large bowl grate lemon peel, then add juice of the 1 lemon. Stir in vinegar,oil, sugar, 1/4 tsp salt and pepper.Stir in chopped sun dried tomatoes, basil and parsley, couscous, tomatoes and beans. Yum! I love this stuff...

Monday, July 23, 2012

gobble gobble

It was a misty morning today, and oh how we need a break from this heat. This was quite a sighting I thought, but by the time I actually found the camera, these 2 mama turkeys and their young'uns were a bit far away. There were so many of them, and all different sizes. Hope you can appreciate my poor attempt at capturing a bit of our wildlife..I can appreciate all those fabulous photos that I see and wonder..."how did they get that picture?" If you click on this photo you can play "find the turkeys".

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ann Arbor Art Fair

The Ann Arbor Art Fair has been noted as one of the best in the country, and this year, I do believe is no exception. It's not too much of a stretch when I say that I am totally smitten with these birds by Jim Mullan of Florida. I try to avoid the large crowds of over 100,000 a day, but I may just have to check out these amazing birds tomorrow. The art fair has over 1000 exhibitors, and it really is pretty fantastic. You cannot see it all in one day. I ran across these photos quite by accident in the Detroit Free Press

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

We've been busy...

Where does the time go these days. A great visit from the fam had our undivided attention last week. Catching butterflies, frogs, lightening bugs, and even a trip to the reptile park. Could it get any better.. and who could resist holding that babe??? Thanks so much Kindra for making the trip. We had a super time.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hot mama

The heat has been unbearable here in Michigan lately, as well as everwhere else. Yesterday a big storm blew in and knocked out our power. 350,000 folks without air, water, or electricity. made me stop and realize how lucky we were to have it restored in less than a day. No sewing for me... a day at the beach... well, kind of. How lucky that I had this luxurious pool filled and waiting for just this moment. How are you all beating this heat?