Archive for April, 2014
This Easter was a little bittersweet. My grandma passed away a couple of months ago, and this was the first Easter celebration we had at her house without her. Knowing that next Easter may be celebrated in a very different way, not on this farm, made me want to soak up every bit of this day and cherish the memories. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been coming to her house on Easter Saturday. My family sits down to a big meal, gathers around picnic tables, and we eat food and visit the dessert table, until everyone is full and relaxed. Then we climb into the back of pickup trucks and head down the road to bits of family property here and there until we find patches of bluebonnets and redblankets. We pick flowers and put them into buckets to carry back to the farm to build Easter nests with for the Easter Bunny to put candy on.
That’s how Easter Saturday has always been, and I’m glad that this year the weather was perfect, the flowers were abundant, and the company was just as great as ever.
Hello! I had a lovely Easter. I got to spend lots of quality time with my family and be in some beautiful locations. And the weather here in Texas was absolutely gorgeous. I could not have asked for anything better.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! More photos to come once I have time to go through all the ones I took this past weekend!
Yesterday Josh and I headed to see The Grand Budapest Hotel.
But.. we conveniently booked our tickets for the Slaughter Alamo Drafthouse so we could get a drink at 400 Rabbits before the show. A fine decision.
The Alamo also had THIS in the lobby. So I got Josh to take my picture…
And of course, the movie was fantastic. Wes Anderson movies are just so beautiful and inspiring. And then I found THIS. Now I know what to put on my reading list next…
*all photos taken with iphone
It’s a grey day here in Austin. Overcast and a little cooler. Not terrible, but it does make me long for the beautiful weather of last weekend. Which reminds me of… strawberries. And more strawberries.
Here’s another thing concocted to make use of the mountain of strawberries we had:
Topo-Chico (or sparkling water of your choice)
Can of Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
Fresh Basil Leaves
Take fresh strawberries. Rinse and cut up. Put into a small bowl and use a muddler to squish up until very pulpy.
Prepare can of frozen concentrate and make lemonade in a pitcher. Add the strawberry pulpy mixture to the lemonade.
Mix together. (We use pitchers that have sealable lids so we can just screw on the lid and give it a good shake).
Add ice to a glass. (I prefer square cubes because they look fancy).
Pour strawberry-lemonade mixture into glass until about 2/3 full.
Top with a bit of rum.
Add a bit of topo-chico for bubbles.
Squeeze a bit of lime over the top. Stir, then add basil leaves.
Enjoy! (For a non-alcoholic drink, you can always leave out the rum. Just as refreshing!)