Saturday, May 16, 2009

A May Long Weekend Super Tease


Hola Bloggies!

This weekend in Canada in Victoria's Day Long Weekend. You see being the loyalists we are, we still celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. :o)

We do things like have parades (at least in Victoria, BC they do), picnic, camp, head outdoors, and plant! Yes. Victoria's Day is when a lot of people plant their gardens! Why? Well there's an old adage that says that it's unlikely (although not impossible) that there will be frost after Victoria's Day. Thus you're safe to start planting your garden!

I don't really have a yard so my garden will be limited this year but I did want to encourage all you lovely bloggies to plant an at home garden. Grown kale, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, or even something as simple as herbs in a pot! :o)

To encourage you to do so I'll share a bit of what my mom and I did with the Toronto garden's bountiful basil crop. You don't need quantities as large as what we used. But it did produce the yummiest pesto this side of Italy!!!

Stay tuned for that bloggies - but for now I'm off to Idaho. lol I'm going to drive down there, bask in the sands of the lake at Sandpoint, and go for a run.

See you later - enjoy the sun!!!

11 comments:

Sharon said...

Pine nuts? I actually have never tried something like that before!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Sharon,

Yup! They're an integral ingredient in the loveliness that is pesto! :o)

Run Sarah said...

:) Enjoy Victoria day!

frenchfriestoflaxseeds said...

Have a great long weekend! Hopefully you don't have to deal with any crazy long boarder crossings.

And ya know, I've been here for 4 years, and never ventured out to the Victoria Day parade. I'm a horrible Victorian!

Leah @ Simply Fabulous said...

Enjoy your long weekend!!

Erin said...

Long weekends are the best. Have fun!

Priyanka loves food said...

Enjoy your long weekend!!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Sarah,

You too!!! I hope you have some time to de-stress after your exam! :o)

Marianne,

lol I used to live on Government Street (directly above the MEC sign) so I would make it out to all the parades. It was better than I expected actually! :o)

Leah,

Thank-you!!! :o) Will you celebrate in any way? You're in such an appropriate country to do it in! lol

Erin,

Aren't they though!?!? Thanks for the happy long weekend wishes. Today was a great day and I'm looking forward to the next three!

Priyanka,

Thanks!!! And good job on your personal herb garden in pots. That's exactly how I plan to rock it! :o)

kymberli q. said...

Hi there,

Well, I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, but now I'm mad at you because you made me hungry with all those yummy-looking pictures! LOL I'm going to have to look through this blog!

Thanks again :)
Kymberli

A Toronto girl out West said...

Kymberli,

lol I was thrilled to visit your blog! With pictures like the ones of Danica, you're going to have a line-up of athletes outside your door! :o)

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

love pesto!!!
enjoy the long weekend! :)