It's Easter this weekend, a time when we remember and celebrate the greatest love story ever lived. The day before is my preparation time for our meals on Good Friday.
Do you eat fish on Good Friday?
Sometimes we do, and other times we just eat fruit and veg for the day.
Today I cut up fresh pumpkin and sweet potato...
...into little cubes, and tossed them in olive oil, sea salt, and freshly grated garlic cloves.
Then I scattered them across a baking tray...
...before roasting for about 30 minutes until they began to brown and caramelise.
When cold, I popped them in a container and stored in the fridge. We'll have these in a rocket, haloumi and tomato salad tomorrow.
I also made my favourite green bean dish! Just blanch the beans in boiling water for about 90 seconds, then drain. Whilst still hot, toss the beans in a mix of sesame oil and tamari. Dry roast some flaked almonds and scatter across the top. YUM.
I bought some Crimson Snapper fillets to accompany the salads.
The kitchen is certainly a favourite place for me to be these days. As the tropical summer has passed, there is a slight cooling in the air before sunrise, and also at dusk. Perfect for inspiring my other creative pastime.
(although midday temps are still around 31C - 90F!)
I bought some gifts for my grandsons, and Kezzie, from Little Eco last week, and they arrived in yesterday's post.
Kezzie loves her garden, and is teaching 5yo Deegan about growing vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Little Eco had Heirloom seeds on sale, so I bought a few packs for her, and some for me. Also on sale were lovely colour pencil sets and wooden puzzles, so there is a useful Easter parcel heading their way today. Much more fun that chocolate eggs!
I also found a book for littlies about gardening, so popped that in for Deegan as well.
I'm so proud of Kezzie! She's a wonderful mum, always doing hands-on activities with her boys.
Before I posted the parcel, Blossom decided she'd make sure the puzzles for 12yo Calab were mature enough. Ha! It took her 5 minutes just to open the bags!
But then she got started...and a fair while later...she was successful.
Tomorrow I'll plant out my seeds in large pots (not allowed to dig up a garden in this rental house), and also some garlic cloves.
My winter in the garden is like most people's summer.
Tropics. Awful in summer, glorious in winter.
Since Easter 2009 I have shared a Resurrection stitchery on my blog.
It's the same one every year, because it says it all for me.
Just alternate click on the photo above and save to your computer.
"He is not here; He has risen, just as he said!"
God bless you this Easter.