Thursday, July 17, 2014


One small positive thought
in the morning can change
your whole day.

~ Pinterest

This week has been early, early rising,
giving myself a positive pep talk each
morning before my feet hit the floor.

getting outside to watch the sun rise,

loving the super moon,

picking figs [hooray],

a really nasty summer storm that
knocked my power out for the
evening, 10 minutes before I
had dinner complete. We ate
really late having decided to just
wait it out with our candles and
our books.

thrilled that that tree trimming
crew is bringing me free mulch.

spending a whole morning in
the kitchen just cleaning copper,
most of which I've had since I
was first married over 30 years

Eat  *chimichurri  sauce on everything
from scrambled eggs, to quinoa patties,
to cold boiled new potatoes. Vampires
will NOT be bothering me.

Finishing up a gift for the swap.

I hope you have something fun to look
forward to this weekend, I'm headed to
the beach with a good friend, something
I have been looking forward to. Enjoy


Chimichurri Sauce

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2- 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
3 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon fresh oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Put all ingredients in a blender
or food processer and puree' until
smooth. Store in ice box.


  1. Magnificent pictures, Tracey...especially the fig picture with the sun shining through and the clouds! Have now "pinned" your Chimichurri Sauce, friend! xo

  2. aren't we lucky?! it's a two-fer day on Clover (as in 'two fer the price of one...hehe!) ~

    two posts ~ I feel like I won the lottery...happy weekend, Tracey!

  3. Have a wonderful weekend Tracey. xo

  4. Ooh, I've made that sauce before and it rocks! Great pics.

  5. I've never had chimichurri sauce, but it sounds good - and is fun to say! A lovely picture of the copper tea pot. Love the texture in that picture of the knitted item for the blog swap.

  6. Have a wonderful weekend and time af the beach Tracey.

  7. That is some storm image- loosing power is the pits but I find it interesting how we have to cope in a different way, sometimes good?

    I hope you have a wonderful time on the beach with your friend.

  8. We actually had a couple of storms this week too, which is rare for us. What a pretty copper teapot. I remember cleaning copper in our house when I was growing up. Have a great weekend at the beach!

  9. another great recipe to try this weekend!!! thanks! (just finished our gallette last night!)

  10. We lost power Sunday night for three hours, grumble grumble,....Seems like we are each seeking peace and happiness this week! I had a stressful few days and then decided to do something about it. Love the quote for the post!

  11. Sounds like a good one.Apparently we had power cuts caused by a storm last night. We were driving back from dropping London at the time (2am) so didn't know about them till everyone complained this morning. We did the storms though it was very scary driving back with our noses squashed up to the windscreen. Thanks for sharing the sauce recipe.
    I hope that the weekend will be positively perfect.

  12. I know I've told you this before, but I LOVE your photographs!! You have such a good eye and see beauty everywhere. The chimichurri sauce sounds fantastic, I'll have to give that a try. Have a happy weekend!

  13. those clouds...and that kettle.

    we've had chimichurri over here too…i think i'd like to try your recipe though :)

  14. that copper kettle makes me weak in the knees!

  15. I hope the beach is lovely,and your weekend too!!

  16. Enjoy your trip to the beach and thanks for the recipe! So glad your figs have decided to put in an appearance for you.

  17. I love cilantro. Must try this... oh, maybe I can make jars of it to take to my next food swap. I wonder how longs it stores?

  18. I just wanted to say how much I love your photographs, they are amazing! xoxo