It was a proper English day today. High of only 17°C/62.6°F. It appears our Little Summer has vanished and the proper rainy season has arrived... right on cue. It's an overcast day (we're normally blessed with sunny mornings, even in the rainy months) and it's quite windy, too. We managed to do a few outdoor chores between rain showers. Kevin and I took the ATV up to the pasture with a big blue bin and collected some cow manure for our compost. Then Kevin planted three sweet mandarin trees while I got busy in the kitchen.
I took a nice big bunch of rosemary that had been drying in the greenhouse and I ground it all up.
It filled 2 large jars. Love the smell. I put the twigs in our fireplace and I'm sure the aroma will be lovely... our very own pot-pourri.
Then I thought it was a perfect day for Shepherd's Pie and Potato and Leek soup.... but remembered I had no potatoes. So, instead, I made cauliflower and broccoli soup, with homemade bread crumbs (the rosemary came in handy). I have to say... it was pretty yummy!
Since we had some very ripe bananas that needed to be eaten, I made two loaves of banana bread. The rain lashed down... on and off all day. We sat down and enjoyed some hot soup... maybe later, we'll dig into some warm dessert with a cup of tea. Even an imperfect day can be made perfect. It's what you make of it, eh.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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