InspirationSunday, November 1, 2009
Dave and I really enjoyed the extra hour today. Instead of getting up late...we were up early and had "extra" time to walk the dogs. It was just one of those days that makes you really glad to be alive.
As we walked along a farm road, Dave noted the dark berries hanging high up in the trees growning along the hedge row. The berries are attached to a vine loaded with thorns. We cut down a long portion of the vine and brought it home. I was really careful not to let any of the berries fall on my land. This vine is not one that I want growing here. But I do love to spread it along my fireplace mantle. It's perfect for the season! Their deep rich green/black color along with the light green leaves make me think of a quilt border.
We lunched alfresco. I made a salad and added fried sage leaves on top. I picked some from my herb garden and fried them in butter. I've been thinking about them ever since reading about them on a cooking blog. A pat of butter and 8 leaves ....cooking them until the butter browns....they turn out crispy. Like a very small potato chips...If I had known how delicious these were I would have grown about 50 sage plants....maybe next year. (When Barb heard what I was feeding Dave she felt sorry for him....she told him not to worry! She would be over with chocolate chip cookies soon. She brought tears of joy to his eyes!)
While eating we picked some of my scarlet runner beans. I love the color of these small gems....
and the way the pod curls after you open them up. Isn't nature wonderful?
Wishing you time and lovely weather to enjoy the pleasures of the season!