Sunday, May 29, 2011

Zoetic (Sunday Lunch)

Home-made spinach pita pizza with
jalapeños & portabella mushrooms.
It's Sunday afternoon and I'm waiting for my pita pizza to cool.

The fiddlehead ferns are standing tall in our front yard. My new tree is flowering. Our apple trees are blooming too. My wife and I are planting the garden today: beets and herbs and carrots and tomatoes and spinach.

The light today reminds me of my childhood days and my cousins Laurel and Jo and the way we would putter around my yard in Saskatchewan and examine ant hills and climb trees and catch frogs and build forts and run zigzags through the blankets on the clothesline.

"You must have a garden. Wherever you are." ~from Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

15 comments:

SherilinR said...

i know it wasn't fun for the ladies who hung clothes on the line, but it sure was fun to run through as kids.
i hope your garden produces many wonderful meals of goodness.

Laoch of Chicago said...

wow, good looking home made pizza!

Vinny C said...

That is definitely one thing I miss from our old place. No yard here. It sucks... It sucks a lot.

P.S.: I just had lunch & that pizza's making me hungry all over again.

Nubian said...

We now live in a condo. Don't miss gardening at all. Surrounded by farms so just hop on the bicycle and go out there for my produce. Enjoy and can't wait to see pictures.

Munk said...

Nostalgia is nice.

Windsmoke. said...

Yummmmy pizza laced with a walk down memory lane :-).

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beets! Are you a good Ukrainian boy who loves borscht?

Antares Cryptos said...

Pavlovian response.

karensomethingorother said...

I heartily agree about the garden. Sometimes there's a certain cast of light that completely reminds me of being a child: a certain sleepy, afternoon sun that comes through an old, wooden framed window, with dust caught spinning in the air. It reminds me of soft hair in ponytails held by thick fuzzy yarn. Don't ask why. It just does.

Alittlesprite said...

You can have your pizza as I am a fussy git. But the garden sounds awesome.

Selina Kingston said...

I love our garden and you know, as today is a Bank Holiday here in the UK, I think I might make pizza for us to eat outside. I don't know where that idea came from .....

Mrs. Tuna said...

That looks pretty darn tasty....

Missy said...

Everytime we attempt to "garden," a storm comes along and sucks eveything away...

dbs said...

@Sherilin Yes it was. And thank you.
@LoC I thought you'd like it. Your food post pics are amazing.
@VinnyC No yard? Bummer.
@Nubian Sounds awesome.
@Munk Isn't it?
@Windsmoke Sounds like a good name for a cookbook.
@DSWS Nope. Scottish. However, I do love Ukranians and their food.
@AC *bell rings*
@karen I don't need to ask why. I know. I watch the window light travel around my house sometimes. I've memorized it.
@sprite You are never a fussy git.
@Selina You're welcome. (And thank you for visiting.)
@MrsT That's a serious compliment coming from you. Thanks.
@Missy *sighs* (Don't give up.)

Nicki said...

It was with a heavy heart that I realized I was moving too late to Boston (and starting out too green-- pun potentially intended) to start a garden this year. Next year. Promise.

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