Had a very nice time out at Rachel & Damon's place last Sunday. As usual, it was a refreshing break. As we got a little out of town and around the winding road, we were greeted by the sun. So glad we ventured out that way, it was raining when we left our neck of the woods. We have to drive along the Columbia river to get there and took the opportunity for some photo practice on the way out and the way back. We were only gone the afternoon and evening and managed to take something like 200 photos in that time period. I practiced my skills with Rachel's birdhouses. I love the sculpture-esc way she's arranged them on this old piece of nature's artwork. Birdhouses she made with her nieces and nephews when they were small. A project I would have liked enjoyed participating.
As always, we had a great meal, with plenty of fresh ingredients. Rachel made a great vegetable and shrimp stir fry and some of her honey bread. I brought a spelt berry salad and a big raw vegetable salad. Her neighbor had delivered some fresh pea soup made with the peas from her garden last summer. I had also made the cherry rhubarb Pie. Rachel made her berry pie. And I took another try at the banana cream pie. The first time I didn't even get a whole piece. It disappeared so fast. Even though all of our pies with low on sugar, it was a good thing dinner was full of fresh vegetables. It felt like we so when we've had too much Thanksgiving dinner when we left.
|Stir Fry, Peas Soup, Spelt Berry Salad|
|Spelt Berry Salad|
|Vegan Banana Cream Pie|