A Sunny Christmas

While the rest of the country is having a snowy Christmas, out here we are having a sunny one. Here are a few pictures from my mom’s garden from Christmas Eve Day:

Cherry tomatoes on the vine. We used some of these to make Israeli salad for lunch (see below).

A spiky succulent plant.

Yellow roses.

Giant lavender plant.

Narcissus (also called paperwhites, if I am not mistaken)…like tiny white daffodils.

So much sunlight!

We turned some of the garden into lunch:

The cherry tomatoes are from the garden, the rest is from the store.

So pretty, so delicious.

Israeli Salad

Ingredients:

3 Tomatoes*

2/3 Cucumber*

1/4 Red onion*

Olive oil, to taste

Balsamic vinegar, to taste

Salt and pepper, to taste

*These are the amounts I used for two people, and we had some left over. Feel free to adjust the amounts to suit your tastes and the number of people!

Directions:

Chop tomatoes, cucumber, and onion and toss in a bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar. Eat by itself, or with hummus and pita. Enjoy!

What I’m reading: Lighthousekeeping, Jeanette Winterson

What I’m listening to: Another Year on the Streets, Vol. 2 (various artists from Vagrant Records); Vienna Teng, Warm Strangers; Dave Matthews, Busted Stuff; Bob Dylan, Christmas in the Heart; The Weepies, Say I Am You; Helene Grimaud, Chopin and Rachmaninov, Piano Sonatas; Snow Patrol, Final Straw

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