Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekend Edition: Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air here, but that translates to a lot of very strong wind.  It can be the most unpleasant time of the year, which is of course frustrating since all you want to do is go outside and enjoy the sunshine.
Sunday's breakfast: Home-made black bean with Oaxacan pasilla chile in banana leaf and chorizo, potato and wild mustard in corn husk tamales, eaten with Vanilla atolé.

Can you see the buds swelling on the apple tree?  At the tip you can start to see the petioles opening just a little.  (I think those are petioles, its been many years since I had to take any botany).

The flowering quince are way ahead, with actual baby leaves and flower buds emerging.  This is always the first to bloom on our property.  

Yum, this salad was as tasty as it was colorful.  

Much like myself my dogs are not the most photogenic.  Violet looks much less goofy than this in real life, as I like to think I look better in person.  That's why you'll see few photos of me online. 

Anna Sui double sided  fabric that I bout at Britex in San Francisco several years ago for an upholstery project that I decided not to use.  I recently rediscovered it in my sewing crate and thought of a new way to use it.  I'll reveal as soon as I actually get it done. (And yes, I know that at the rate I sew that could be never.  I'm working on it).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the bud pictures. We're still a few weeks away from that.
    Interested to see what you do with that great fabric.