Monday Musings

Good morning! First, I hope all of yours weekend looked like this:


Seriously, right? What could be better? My weekend was spent running around and delivering a bunch of boxwoods, 78 to be exact that I am planning to plant around my rose beds. I have to say buying them is SO much easier than planting. My hubs knee hasnt quite recovered fully from ACL surgery and boxwoods are small enough for me to handle but we are supposed to get 88 degrees this week. Ugh, I guess you’ll know what I’ll be doing in early mornings. Had to suppress my desire to buy more plants, it really pays to have a plan before buying but with all these sales going on, it’s hard to resist the temptation!

We went on a hike and visited a museum with the girls, followed by an ice cream stop. This place, Milkcraft in Fairfield, is ice cream store on steroids. So many flavors, everything is made to order using liquid nitrogen, and you can get a bubble cone which honestly tasted like pancake. I wouldnt mind having just that with coffee for breakfast! The ice cream was massive, they couldnt finish!

Made these for lunch along with a summer squash salad (sliced thin, red onion, toasted almonds and mint).

I got some nice sourdough bread, toasted it, drizzled some olive oil and rubbed the bread with garlic. Top has avocado with Habanero salt and lemon, then tomatoes with burrata and oregano and the bottom one is smoked salmon with capers and shallots. Delicious and quick!


Now if you’ll excuse me I’ve got some digging to do!