It's my blog's one year anniversary today and so I'm gonna celebrate all day. I started by weeding the garden- what a complete thrill! Normally I live in a penthouse apartment in Tirana- hot, dusty and with just a couple of scrawny potted plants. But here in Canada we have a beautiful home with a humongous garden. Little did I know just how happy weeding and puttering could make me feel- but it did. There must be a hundred tall, old trees spread around our property, which give a lot of shade and dappled light. There's a lot of work to be done because the house was unoccupied all last summer and winter, but together with my Dad we're getting everything accomplished.
View of our new deck
Next I'm going to eat a delicious and healthy lunch with fresh veggies and dip, a slice or two of a hot artisan bread with herbes, a huge glass of Clamato juice (my favourite). Then I'm going to the garden center with my Dad to buy a few plants to start our new herb garden, and then we'll do some digging.
Dinner will be Lemongrass Fettuccine with Seared Shrimp and Scallops, a new recipe which I'm dying to try. I LOVE cooking in this kitchen- everything is just where it should be, plus I can buy anything I need in fabulous local markets. I'll try to take a photo or two of the day an post them later.
Have a wonderful day and find ways to celebrate summer!