There were rather more of you joining in last week....it's so lovely to think you all had smiles you wanted to share....keep it up folks :-) Thanks to you all for linking up.
I am featuring Elizabeth's post....The Altered Book Lover. Her description of the cats racing around the house really made me chuckle and her knowledge of her herbs and what to do with them really made me smile....and for those that don't read the comments of others here's what she left for me...
The rosemary is to season sweet potatoes, corn, and zucchini. The dill is for dill butter, baking (white) potatoes, potato salad, cottage cheese, eggs, and just about everything. The sweet basil is for pesto, eggs, and tomatoes. I also hope to make a lemon sorbet this summer. I also like sweet basil on top of mozzarella. Thai basil is for Thai food. Cilantro is for anything Mexican, and also for eggs, soups, and salads. Both mints are for tea, garnishes for summer fruits, watermelon, etc. I add spearmint to carrots and chocolate mint to my spaghetti sauce. Thyme is for veggies, both fresh and frozen. Of course, I like to pair it with other herbs because it goes well with oregano, parsley, and sage. Parsley is best for cleaning my palette. I like to chew on it between dishes and after a meal. It's also good for cooking with veggies.
Oh how I wish I knew how to use more herbs....I've got the book, just not got the time to read it :-) Thanks for sharing it all Elizabeth.
I have a few pics of what is making me smile this week to share with you....
Amy's three have been enjoying the lovely weather in their field with their dog [hasn't Poppy the puppy grown!] and sent me a thumbs up pic to make me smile. :-)
The two girls have just received their latest swimming certificate and are proudly showing them off.....they have taken to the water like little fish and have gained lots of confidence now. :-)
This pic came with the caption....
" Can I wear these shoes to town Mummy....they match my dress!!".
What a young lady she looks now don't you think? :-)
My life is so full of smiles...I am blessed and I really hope my pics make you smile too. Please link up your smiles below and lets all try to make the world a happier place to be.