Sunday, June 1, 2014

Strawberry time!

On Sunday, Hubby and I visited a local Strawberry Festival. Although the festival itself was not what I expected, we did buy a few things. First, of course, were strawberries.

 There is only one pint here because I used the other two that we bought to make Strawberry Frozen Yogurt. It is currently solidifying in my freezer. This is a new recipe for me. 

We also stopped at The Virgin Olive. They sold flavored olive oils, flavored balsamic vinegar and a few different spice tins that you can use in your olive oil for bread dipping. Yum. I bought  the Sicilian Blend Bread Dipping Seasoning and this Strawberry Balsamic vinegar.
What else would I buy at a Strawberry Festival? They had Pomegranate and Mango as well as other flavors too. They offer gift baskets and tasting parties also. Check out their web site for all the rest.
I have been craving homemade cookies so......I made Nestle's Tollhouse Cookies.
Most of them went into the freezer or I will finish them in no time. Not very good for the waistline.

I managed to make a lot of progress on my cross-stitch this weekend. 
I am on the fourth different blue tone on Large Cross-stitch #1. Ugh! It is stitching up quickly but I need a different color to work on.

So, I also worked on my stamped cross-stitch. Of course, the only color I am stitching with on this right now is green. I am so looking forward to finishing this dark green and moving on. 
My lavender colored azalea bloomed this past week.
 It really had a whole bunch of flowers! 
Unfortunately, a good rain has since washed all the flowers away. Well, it was pretty while it lasted.

Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

Joy said...

What a shame the rain spoiled your beautiful blooms but there will be more - it's a gorgeous colour isn't it! Your cross-stitching is coming along so nicely Cathie and I understand the longing to move on to another colour .. .. .. and how lovely that you had an outing over the weekend too - enjoy your strawberry yoghurt, I bet it's delicious! xoJoy

CathieJ said...

I love lavender azaleas and this is my only one.

mamasmercantile said...

What a great outing to a strawberry festival - sounds like fun. The cross=stitching is making great progress. Enjoy the yoghurt and cookies, both sound good.

butterfly said...

What a lovely post lots of lovely stitching , cooking and flowers .

karen said...

Lovely stitching and such pretty colors. Your garden is quite pretty !!