Monday, April 25, 2011

c'est la vegan cooking class

photo by jackie

saturday afternoon i hosted a cooking class here. 
the lovely kim garr of c'est la vegan bakery taught us 
how to bake fruit bars, pudding cake, and chai spice cookies. 

she wrote about it on her blog, with beautiful photos taken by jackie. 

it was such a delight to be able to host a vegan cooking class. 
when we bought the house
one of our dreams was to host events just like this. 

thank you, kim, for helping us realize one of our dreams. 
look forward to hosting more vegan cooking classes!

Friday, April 22, 2011

spring blooms

after a month of wonderful things to celebrate 
(i passed my ordination interview! we went on the california college tour with adrian!), 
i thought i'd spend time this easter and earth day weekend 
posting on the new life in the garden. 

the garden is green purple and orange right now. 
lavender, nasturtiums, alyssum, poppies, thyme, roses
and more are all coming alive. 

the sugar snap peas grow at least an inch every day. 
sweet white blossoms fill the boysenberry vines. 
the raspberry vines are spreading like crazy
(oops - I didn't know they did that.)
the artichokes are full and some are falling over. 

my garden boxes all look so innocent now. 
but by july, they will be a tangled mess of life, 
stalks reaching for the light,
thirsting for water, 
full of fruit. 

really, my garden is a constant reminder
of the sacred cycle of life. 
what a blessing.