On the weekend

Fresh vegetables from Mikey’s vovó and vovô’s vegetable garden. They brought the vegetables over on Friday, while on a short visit to take Mikey out for ice cream, and I can’t wait to cook them. It’s a shame really that it has been so hot this weekend, I don’t want to turn the oven on but I’d love to roast those beets! I’ll have to think of something else to do with them.

My tomato plant on the porch has it’s first little tomato. It’s an heirloom variety, a yellow Tumbling Tom and it is almost ripe. The plant has lots more flowers but this is the first that made it into a tomato after a slug ate what would have been our first. Mikey’s marigolds that he planted himself are coming along beautifully, they’re almost ready to flower and I know he’ll be thrilled to see the flowers that he chose from the picture on the seed package. He has been checking on them almost every day to see how much bigger they have grown.

The temperature in Chicago is supposed to be in the mid 90’s all week. We have the window fans running and have been hiding from the heat. Mikey has been spending a lot of time reading his books, particularly excited by the fact that he has realised that the letters he has been learning make up words that he knows. He’s been declaring that it is “too hot” and he’s “too tired” to do pretty much anything else. We’re hoping to make it out to the beach later in the week to cool off by the lake, it has been a very long time since I was at a beach so I’m looking forward to feeling the sand between my toes again.

I hope you’re all having a great weekend.


    • Thanks Brennen! (I’m so looking forward to the beach! aah! I hope there aren’t too many people there)

    • We have 2 tomato plants, one normal sized and the cherry one you see in the photo. There was a lavender that I think I may have killed and Mikey also planted some forget-me-nots that haven’t grown very much yet. Indoors, in the kitchen window I have a basil plant that is taking over and a flat leaf parsley.

  1. I love that you can make these veggies beautiful… I am really hoping to start a veggie garden next year, but we’ll need a pretty massive fence to keep the deer out!

  2. those veggie shots are beautiful and i LOVE your lifestyle documentary images of your son. he’s so adorable.

  3. I live in the NW burbs and this week is going to be miserable! I hope you make it to the beach for some outside fun. Having a baby limits our outside options because its just to hot for her. 🙁 I also love that you made veggies beautiful.

    • We live in a vintage apartment without A/C, so I’m thinking the Lake will be cooler than the apartment is at the moment! And at least we get to ride in an air conditioned L train on the way there and back 🙂

  4. Love stopping by just to peek at your photography. Not sure how you made these veggies look so beautiful, but they are!

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