Good Evening everyone..
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth this Saturday night..
We had a beautiful sunny day here in New Brunswick and had a few dear friends drop by this afternoon..
It was such a nice day for a drive..
I had just finished cleaning my pantry..
Perhaps, I am a messy sort.. smile..
A bit of painting on the little corner shelves and it will be nice and fresh for a bit..
Since it was so tidy I decided to make a lemon dessert..
It was a successful new recipe!
Terry didn't think they were lemony enough but I thought they were just right..
Not too sweet...
I think this is going to turn into another Saturday night ramble..
I am trying to get a bit organised and decluttered this Winter..
It is quite a daunting task in this house which is so full...
I find it a bit overwhelming so I am trying the strategy of the Fly Lady..(an organizing site)
It is using a timer and working at two separate chores..
It turns out that the timer keeps me focused.. smile.
I am finding that it is taking me awhile to complete the Living Room, though as I am cleaning out each and every drawer, buffet and china cupboard..
Plus the Christmas had to be packed up and sorted, too..
I am also putting wee notes on special dishes and such so my children will know what is precious and what is not... smile..
The living room gets a bit of time here and there..
Finding a few treasures in there...
Edgar Guest is a favourite poet...
Lots of old lace, tablecloths and such..
So hard to get rid of stuff when you really like it.. smile..
I am managing to do it, though..
A couple of big boxes for the thrift stores already...
My children will be proud of me.. smile..
Then when you are sure you have most of Christmas packed away....
You find a few more things...
Hopefully, it will get finished next week..
We only ran the roads one day this week..
And that was to go once again to St. Martins..
This is the pic of our old cottage that I put on the last post...
See the little cottage right down at the end with the red roof ...
Well, on Wednesday our province was hit by a huge wind and rain storm...
The waves were humongous !!
And my sweet friend's cottage took a beating..
Look at the size of that wave..
I borrowed this pic from Village of St. Martins Facebook page..
So on Thursday we went down to see the damage and I was very curious to see how far the water had actually come up..
You could see the line where the seaweed debris stopped and it was much further then usual..
This little cottage used to be the train station in St. Martins many years ago..
I hope they can rebuild..
Met up with some old friends there..
It was amazing how much damage the waves did...
Here is a link to a news broadcast that covers the storm..
I thought that some of my far away friends would like to see the video..
And another little recipe that I tried out for supper tonight..
We had them with filet of Salmon..
Peel and chop up 5 cups of potatoes..
Boil in salted water until tender..
While they are cooking make up the vinaigrette dressing..
1/4 cup of olive oil or canola
3 T. of white wine vinegar
1/2 cup of chopped celery
1/4 cup of chopped scallions
Salt and freshly ground pepper
pinch of red pepper flakes
Drain the potatoes and mash well..
Pour in the dressing and stir well..
These really go rather well with fish...
Nice change, too..
Well, my dears this is all for tonight..
Tomorrow is the Lord's Day once again..
Looking forward to worshipping the God of the universe..
Take care and God bless..