He loves pasta so we went to one of the best Italian restaurants Zambri's.
Family, friends and food...a winning combination!
We shared a Caesar salad and I opted for the filet of beef with polenta.
I only ate half of this tasty meal but every bite was delicious!
Mr. HB ordered his favourite pasta dish.
His dessert was a lemon gelato with cookies!
I couldn't help but think of something else when this arrived at the table.
Does it remind you of something?
The morning of the eclipse I stayed inside.
I had oodles of laundry to catch up on and a new book to read...
A lovely assortment of stories from well known authors.
A little armchair travel in the City of Light.
I made a tasty pasta last night with some of our homegrown tomatoes.
We like to eat our pasta out of bowls
using a fork with the aid of a spoon
which makes it easy twirling the spaghetti noodles.
The recipe is from Monet's Palate Cookbook:
The Artist and His Garden at Giverny.
one of my favourite ways to use ripe fresh tomatoes.
Rich in flavour and simple.
Dinner is served!
Graham Thomas, a David Austin rose,
is blooming in the "work area" of the Humble Bungalow Garden.
This area is where we have our rolling bins
that we use for garden cuttings and grass clippings...
we also have a wood pile in that spot so a beautiful fragrant yellow rose is a wonderful way of cheering up this area.
We have found a garden helper.
She is a well known local landscape designer
who is studying at Great Dixter in the UK
and she has graciously agreed to help us out.
I have high hopes....
We may avail ourselves of her expert design services
and have her improve two of our overgrown beds.
The limelight hydrangeas are really in their glory this month.
I have been on a boxwood kick too...
buying them and popping them in pots randomly around the garden.
The construction of one of the two houses next door to The Humble Bungalow.
We chatted with the neighbours a couple of days ago
when they were looking at flooring samples and they have been told by the contractor that the house will not be ready to occupy until February!
Its no surprise that it is taking so long as the local trades are so busy.
There is a building boom happening here in town and our neighbourhood is just one of many that are buzzing with building projects.
The real estate market here has gone berserk!
Prices have sky rocketed and I keep thinking that it has to stop sometime soon...
It makes it very challenging for young families and couples starting out to get into a condo or a home.
I have been diligently applying this cream 3 times each day.
It has reduced the red area on my knee...
from my nasty fall on the dock.
Instead of a Toonie sized angry red patch
there is a small dime sized spot
which I think will fade and there will be no scar.
I met up with some girlfriends for lunch today and had a lovely long walk.
The weather continues to be warm and sunny...
Summer is drawing to a close...
and soon we will be thinking about sweaters and dressing in layers
but for now let's savour the last few weeks.
What are you reading?
Have you been shopping for Fall and Winter pieces yet?
Hope that your week is off to a great start.