Monday, August 16, 2010

Picnic in the Park


...as these summer days dwindle down to a very few - we are seizing every opportunity to be outside...

...we just packed up a simple (really simple) - seitan ham sandwiches, chips, and a pop (Coke to you southerners)...

...and headed to the park for a shady picnic and some play...

...Oh yeah - there was some knitting and reading too...

...Thank y'all so much for all the lovely gift ideas for my friend with the veggies - y'all had such great ideas - so, I think I'll make one of my shopping bags and fill it with some gardening tools and one of those cushy pads to put your knees on and also a zucchini bread or some muffins and a couple of jars of pickled beets and apple jelly from my cupboard...

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for calling it pop. My husband insists on calling it soda, it's just wrong.

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  2. oh, the age-old pop/soda/coke question . . . :)

    we ate outside today, too. :)

    and it's so nice to be back!

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  3. You veggie supplier will be wanting to supply you next year too, with all those "payments". MOM

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  4. it looks so nice and pleasant there! eating outside is still a stifling affair down here.

    glad you had fun, love, k

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  5. Sounds like a grand little picnic!
    Seitan ham sandwiches sound delicious! And we call it "soda" in NJ. ;)

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  6. Oh it has been so incredibly hot here that I've been thinking of a simple picnic in the park too! Under the shade of a big willow tree. Maybe tomorrow will be the day because later this week we expect some much needed rain. Glad you are enjoying the dwindling days of summer.

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  7. Back in the 1950's and 1960's all fizzy drinks were called pop. It was rarely coke as that was expensive, but more other fruit flavours.

    I see you have decided to give your precious donor pickled beets, amongst lots of other lovely things, but I noticed the cucumbers and onions and that is what made me think of bread and butter pickles.

    I first came across them in New Zealand and I make a batch now and again. I like them sweet and by good fortune I am the only one that likes them. Lucky me...

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  8. Hmm pop, being from the South that always makes me giggle when I hear that. I love the gift you are making your gardening friend. It's so thoughtful!
    The days are a'dwindling. Yipe!
    Peace, Angela (Peach Coglo)

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  9. Yay! Picnics are so lovely. I am from Northwest PA and we call it Pop as well. I live in the South now, but I can't get used to everything being called "Coke".

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