Good Evening all..
It is a very rainy one here by the Bay of Fundy tonight..
So cozy, though..
I am posting a few pics of our days here at the cottage ..
We are in the process of closing our shop..
This is our final season and we have been having fun selling everything mostly at 50 percent off..
I should have put that sign up years ago.. grin..
I would not have made much money but at least it brings in the people.. smile..
The shop is only opened 3 afternoons a week, too so I am enjoying my Summer much more..
I am just tired of it all..
We did the craft shows for 20 years and the shop is in it's 8th year so I believe I have paid my dues.. smile..
I have not been making anything much to add to the shop except for a bit of jam..
Strawberry and Rhubarb..
The other day I started the gift tags in the above photo and they look like they will turn out all right..
I also am making Room Sprays and a few bars of soaps...
Here at the cottage I started my Four Thieves Salad Dressing..
Kind of interesting, eh?
You make this vinegar mixture and let it sit on a sunny window sill for a couple of weeks..
Then you add some oil and make a salad dressing..
Four Thieves Salad Dressing..
1/4 cup of lavender buds (organic)
1/4 cup of sage, chopped
1/4 cup of rosemary, chopped
1/4 cup of thyme, chopped..
Place the herbs in a sterilized jar and cover with 2 cups of barely warmed Apple Cider vinegar..
Place on a sunny window sill for 10 days or so..
Strain through a cheese cloth ..
It can make a vinaigrette for salad, cucumbers, greens or such..
Use 3 or 4 parts good oil to 1 part vinegar..
You can add more oil or less according to your tastes..
A crushed clove of garlic and salt and pepper is also tasty..
I am trying to root some lemon thyme..
Mint will root very well..
We shall see..
Here is something we had as a side dish for Supper..
They are a delicacy that we have growing here on the marshes up around home..
They are called Samphire Greens and if you have followed my blog you know that each Summer I go on and on about them.. smile..
They are that delicious..
In the small bowl are the stems..
You pull the greens off with your fingers and the little branch thing is left..
They belong to the Sea Weed family and are a bit salty marshy taste..
Do you know what I mean? lol..
A picture I took over on Mac's Hill the other evening..
See the church there below the fog?
We had Old Home Week here in St. Martins..
Last week my Mom and her husband had tables set up for Yard Sale day..
Mom is in the rocking chair and Gerald is packing up..
Can you imagine doing that at 84 and 80?
They bring the trailer all the way from Moncton each Summer and sell all kinds of stuff..
Keeps them young, I think..
There was a parade and such on Saturday past and there were so many people around..
Very good selling week for the shop..
Thank you, Lord..
On Sunday we attended church and were so blessed to hear
The Louisiana All State Youth choir..
They were doing a tour and stopped in St. John..
Then last evening we went home and attended our precious church and heard a wonderful young pastor and singer Kent Carter...
A very blessed day..
It was so lovely today just to putter around here at the cottage..
Cleaning the fridge and pantry, making a Tuscan bean Soup, hanging up a new curtain on the French door, cleaning drawers and such, making supper and doing the dishes..
Ordinary things on an ordinary day..
Well, dear hearts thanks once again for your visit..
Summer is such a busy time so I appreciate your effort..
As always, though, I look so forward to hearing from you..
I love your emails, too ..
They give me such encouragement to keep on blogging.. smile..