Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Happy Mother's Day

It was another beautiful and warm day in Seattle on Mother's Day.  The flowers above are the bouquet I received from one of my sons.  Do love my flowers.  Terry and I worked in the yard until it was time to get ready to go to brunch with the kids.  The day before, the Community Center up the street had held a Backyard Festival.  They had booths from the Master Gardeners, the Audubon Society, and vendors of plants native to the Northwest.  We purchased a black huckleberry bush, a red huckleberry, and a flowering red currant, and they all needed to get settled in the ground.
We also attended a lecture on companion gardening, which was very enlightening.

Cadel provided much entertainment at the brunch, as usual.  He is so good, and has quite a sense of humor at this young age.  He keeps us laughing, that's for sure.

Our waitress was really superb, and she took this picture of us all after we had stuffed ourselves.
Terry and I decided to go for a bike ride to burn off some of those calories later in the day.  We live right by the Green River Trail that runs for miles along the river.  It is easy riding or walking, and very scenic.
After a bit, we stopped for a rest and observed an Osprey perched by her nest on the other side of the river.  Soon, we noticed movement in the nest.  We could hear alot of noise coming from there, and finally the mother bird flew off to hunt for some food.  Or maybe just to get some peace and quiet.

It really is amazing how they have been restoring the river to it's natural habitat.  This neighborhood is surrounded by airports.  We have Sea Tac to the West, Boeing Field to the North, and Renton Municipal to the South.  Even so, we have a healthy eagle and osprey population.

Friends have been posting some of the most amazing recipes to Facebook lately, and I have been saving them all.  It is so nice to have someone to cook for again.  Last week I made these mini German pancakes, made in a muffin tin.  I made the filling out of frozen raspberries from Terry's crop left over from last year.  They were delicious.
Last night, I tackled Fig Pizza.  Our favorite restaurant features some really unique pizzas, such as butternut squash and fig.  We haven't had a chance to try the fig pizza yet, so I just decided to make my own.  I had some dried figs on hand and made them into a sauce.  That goes down first.

Then you pile on the mozarella cheese, proscuitto and arugula.  MMMMmm....mmm.
A terrific meal if I do say so myself.


andsewon said...

That Cadel is as cute as can be!!!!! You look so happy! So happy for you! What a wonderful day you had!

Jean(ie) said...

That fig pizza looked yummy. We took an impromptu visit to your neighborhood Farmer's Market on Mother's Day. I'm ready for berry season again. Hurry up berries!

Pat said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful weekend. Cadel is adorable...but how fast time flies. He looks so grown up now and not looking like a baby any longer.