Good Evening, my dears..
Here we are on a very stormy Saturday evening here in Eastern Canada...
The snow and rain are coming down and the wind is up a bit..
And I guess there is more coming overnight..
Praying that everyone on the roads are safe..
Terry was up to the farm and he said the roads were horrid on the way home..
I was so glad to hear him come in..
The fire was going and supper was ready..
A rather healthy fish and chip... smile..
I so love fish and could eat it everyday almost..
To make it healthy, I just put a bit of butter in a pan and sprinkled the fillets with salt, pepper, parsley and some lemon juice..
And the chips were just a few potatoes that I coated with a bit of oil and kosher salt..
Sometimes, I add crushed garlic or rosemary..
We really enjoyed it along with a tossed salad ...
I did not accomplish much on my weekly to do list this week as I was down with the flu for about 3 days.. sigh..
Oh well.. All better, now..
I did putter away when I could and managed to get my pantry cleaned...
Oh ... It feels so good to get this big job all finished..
It is not a big pantry like my friend's but I am so blessed to have it..
When we bought this house 30 years ago it was a kind of pantry with just shelves all the way around..
Several years ago I persuaded Terry to put in a work counter with wee shelves here and there for spices and measures and such..
I put my kitchen aid in there and it is so nice to make my mess in there..
Have you noticed there are two types of cooks..
Tidy ones and messy ones..
I, of course am a very tidy cook.. not... grin..
No, sorry to say I am very messy but not much is going to change after all these years.. smile..
I cleaned off the first shelf and put some blue there..
Makes it look a bit more old fashioned, I think..
It used to look like this..
Now it looks like this..
The pic is not too good as it was a dark day, today..
Much more organized and a bit prettier..
I love pretty as much as organized..
How about you?
Shonda gave me the lovely labels for Christmas along with a chalk pen ..
I have lots of grains and such so they are all in bottles that I save and the labels make them easier to find..
I found this sweet little set of blue dishes at a thrift shop..
I have a little collection of Flow Blue that my Mom gave me from my great aunt but they are safely put away behind a glass door in a cupboard in the hall..
I love this little antique flour cannister..
Do you love old, vintage and antique?
Or are you more modern..
Basil that I grew myself..
Actually, there is a whole cupboard of mason jars with herbs that I have dried or whatever..
Not perfect but much better..
Pots all hang on the other side as dear hubby made me some hanging racks..
Home made Vinegars and such..
A set of measuring cups my dear mother-in-law gifted me with many years ago..
I still use them..
My love for all things UK... smile..
That container there holds my lentils.
A just bit of a pantry post..
My friend has such a wonderful one that I posted about HERE..
Rhonda at the Down to Earth blog had a pantry challenge but I was late reading about it and did not have time to do it correctly..
Just decided to do my own little one..
Hope you enjoyed it..
The last few years I have been trying lots of grains..
Millet, Bulgur, Wheat, Quinoa and such..
Terry is not much into this stuff so I just usually make salads and sprouts with them for myself..
One of my new faves is Freekah but I must admit that so far the best one is Quinoa..
Freekah has a lovely nutty flavor..
It is an ancient grain, I believe..
You put them in a frying pan with a teaspoon of oil and toast them a bit first..
Then you simmer them like you do Quinoa for 15 or 20 minutes..
Then add veggies and your favorite salad dressing..
Lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and a herb or two..
Very nice lunch on a stormy day in front of the fire..
Oh and I love olives in it..
Tomatoes, green peppers, tomatoes, green onions and dressing..
Very very good for you.. smile..
Well, dear hearts that is all for tonight..
Hope you are having a great weekend and keeping safe..
Tomorrow is the Lord's Day..
I wonder what the storm will be like in the morning..
For now, though, I must get to bed..
The wind is blowing and my window will be open,..
Do you open your window even in the Winter?
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Take care, my friends.. xo
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