These pictures are from the Park Mont-Royal, our last day before moving to Toronto. This park is a great escape to relax, and enjoy the Nature, or even jog or walk the dog. I’m going to post another thing about the houses in Montreal, another beauty. I miss Montreal.
No need to explain to you how beautiful the nature is in Spring, and specially my beloved village, Deirmimas, which was blossoming, radiant with green views, fragrant with blooming trees… I will let the pictures tell you of the greatness of the Nature.
Green peas from our garden
Physalis, also from our garden
green beans, from my uncle’s garden
for you, Diana…!
There has been a few days off, last weekend, we took the opportunity to spend it in the village; we were all there. we had fun. It was cold, it rained alot, and oh how i love the smell of nature, the moist earth, the wet trees, after the rain. I extremely enjoy walking in the nature, exploring the new scents that have risen. All fresh, all clear, all beautiful.
When I’m at the village i enjoy baking and it has been a while since I last baked a sweet treat. A nice fall recipe, rich with spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg. So I made this delicious apple pie. The crust cracked abit but the taste was amazing. The pie didn’t last 2 days.
Like every year, celebrations take place in Deirmimas on the occasion of Saint Mama’s holiday and the Cross’s holiday. Masses are held at the ” Deir” the Convent situated on a hill and facing the mountain and the litani river. Villagers meet, talk and gather over a nice array of food that many housewives have prepared. I have done few batches of maacroun.
There was also an exhibition of food preserves and artisanat, also prepared by the villagers. there were different kind of preserves: jams of different fruits, fruit preserves such as eggplant, quince, squash…. honey (I bought one, very delicious)… orange blossom water, rose water, pomegranate mollasses.
On Saturday, my husband, I, and my parents went to the village for a one-day trip. It’s been a couple of month since our last visit. I miss the village, I miss my home. We took advantage of that day since it was sunny, with a blue sky and few clouds. We picked what’s left of the orange tree and my mom selected a wide variety of wild green leafy vegetables. I enjoyed the nature and took few shots, which I like to share with you.
Yesterday I was home, so I took the opportunity to use the oranges we got from our tree in the backyard at the village… I’ve been wondering how to enjoy these oranges other than as a drink. I just came up with the recipe, I didn’t open any book or the internet. And it turned out to be a very delicious cake, moist, tender and citrusy. The cake has a strong orange flavour. I enjoyed it with a cup of coffee.
I couldn’t not share with you more photos of few special places we have visited, my husband and I, during our trip to Italy. This city, Lucca, situated in Tuscany, is a Renaissance-city-walls. We only spent few hours in Lucca Centro, so we didn’t see much of the city, but what we saw was extremely breathtaking and enough to make us plan of going back there. I will let you enjoy these photos.