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Monday, June 29, 2009

Life is Good

First off I have to say- I love you Canadian Government! Thank you for sending me, an American guest in your country, a piece of paper (a full month earlier than expected) that allows me the privilege to get a job like a regular person (except I can only work 20 hrs a week during school). I did a happy dance all the way back from my mailbox.

In all seriousness, I am very excited about it. Pretty much made my day. That and I got to eat spinach from my garden today!

Mmmm hard work (my fiance's) pays off.

Now for the progression-

And a recipe for my Canadian* spinach salad:


more fresh picked spinach than 2 people can handle
2 hard-boiled eggs
bacon to taste
1/4 a cup of each: maple syrup, olive oil, apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper


Cook your bacon in your preferred method. Crumble when cool, or just burn your fingers because you don't like waiting. Clean the spinach in the awesome yellow salad spinner you just bought at Value Village. Peel and dice the eggs. In a large bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients. Add the spinach, bacon, and egg and toss. Eat.

*disclaimer: in no way do I know if this salad is "Canadian" or not, but it does have maple syrup. and bacon. So there you go.


Mr. Condescending said...

can you just make it for me and send it to me!

the girl said...

First, I find out you're a glassworking goddess who loves to play with fire and whatnot. Now I find out that you're a sexy spinach salad-maker? Too freakin' hot. Jealous of your fiancé!

Jessica Marie said...

the garden looks good!

Critty Critty Bang Bang said...

Your garden makes me hulk green with envy. *=-)

Valerie said...

Mr. C- I'll try, but I'm sure the customs officers will just eat it. It does have bacon.

the girl- make love to me ;)

Jessica- Thanks! I'll pass it along to my other half who did all the back breaking work.

Critty- careful you aren't wearing something expensive!

Dr Zibbs said...

Nice garden.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being able to work while in school! And would you like to send your fiance down my way to build me a garden?! That salad looks super yummy. =)

Sami said...

That spinach looks gorgeous! I can't wait until I can have my own garden at our new place :) One of my major priorities!!

Valerie said...

Dr- thanks :)

Young Mom/Wife- no problem ;) He's also wanting a son pretty bad so I bet you could give him your wee one when he becomes a poop monster lol.

Sami- Thanks! After 5 years of container gardens I get to look at that gorgeous garden! So cool to see things grow.