Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring supper on the deck


SO good and spring like!
Fresh parsley, cucumber, tomato, green onions and soaked bulghur tossed with a mix of fresh lemon juice, olive oil and garlic.
It's a beautiful thing.

Asian Green Beans

Green beans I froze from the 09' garden, sauteed in a bit of coconut oil/olive oil and a few slivers of onion
Toss in a dash of soy sauce, sesame oil, and a sprinkle of black sesame seeds
These were so tasty I couldn't stop eating them.

Burger toppings

Pickles canned from autumn 08'

The finale!

I confess, I ate the whole thing!
Sat out on the deck with Pete and just enjoyed the summer-like weather.
Watching the ducks, the cats, and the chickens meandering all over the place.

For now...
life is good.

"He makes the sun rise on the evil and on the good,
and sends rain on the just and the unjust." Matthew 5:45

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CottonLady said...

Oh, what a wonderful spring meal to have outside in the spring weather! Looks yummy.

Glad you're back and hopefully things are a bit better.

Blessings! CottonLady

Anonymous said...

that looks so good! Aren't you loving the weather we've been havign?

Dianna said...

WOW...that all looks SO good, Cyn! Bulghur is new to me...I know what it is, just never used it so I see I am going to need to experiment a bit.

The beans look really yummy, too. I still have some in the freezer from last year's garden, too. Have everything for those!

YES!! Someone else who makes their own pickles! Yours look SO good. I especially enjoy making the 14 day sweet pickle and bread and butters are our favorite!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I adore Tabouli! I told my husband that I hoped the food in heaven was mediterranean! I'm glad someone is enjoying warm sunny weather! I'm craving some sun myself!

If you ever wanted to know... said...

Burgers must be on everybodys mind. We've had them twice in two weeks with all the same toppings! However, your side dishes (which look wonderful) are a lot more original than mine! (green salad)
Glad things are good for now, my new friend.
:) kristy

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Any leftovers? Everything looks and sounds delicious!

Cheryl said...

It all looks so good! I am going to try the green beans, still have lots in the freezer. We are enjoying lovely spring or more like summer weather here in central WI.

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Yum! I think I know what's for dinner tonight!

Anonymous said...

I like to add cilantro to my tabouli...actually, I like to add it to just about everything! The whole meal looks yummy, and--yes!--I would have eaten the whole thing too ~smile~.

Camille said...

Oh YUM!! Looks so wonderful Cindy! Are you going to share the recipe for the salad?? I am very interested...but no worries if you don't have the time.

I was praying for you today...

cityfarmer said...

... ya caught me feeln fat and hungry!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, my GOSH! That all looks so yummy! You are a SPLENDID cook! Eating outside...sigh...finally!

KathyB. said...

I can tell I am getting hungry for fresh produce, the plate with the sliced tomatoes, lettuce and onions was the most appealing to me, barbecues and tomato sandwiches, I am ready for them now!The canned produce also looks amazingly delicious prepared by you Cyn~

Karen @ Mignardise said...

Mmmm, having food in the pantry like that is as good as money on the bank. The tabbouli looks delish.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Hi, I just found your blog from Farmstead Lifestyle. I used to hate green beans as a kid but I'm craving them lately. Your recipe looks awesome. I'll have to try it sometime.

Dianna said...

Just wanted to pop over and tell you that I went grocery shopping today and bought some bulghur! Your recipe is going to appear on our menu the first of the week! Will let you know how it turns out.

Lynn said...

This looks absolutely delish Cyn!! My hubby and I love string beans!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet and kind comments! I am so glad that this is all behind me now!


Maria said...

You're an amazing cook! I would love for you to pass that dinner plate over here! Looks to good to just 'look' !!!
hope you're feeling springy!

Sandra said...

The food looks wonderful and I love tabouli and green beans and burgers. Gosh, think we'll have burgers today, if I can talk Dave into it. He's not much on burgers and I'd rather have burgers than steak.

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