Sunday, August 23, 2020

A Cow, A Quiche and a Foggy Rainbow


 
Hello Friends! 😊😊😊

I'm a little late with my Sunday post today...so much has been going on. Have you ever seen a rainbow in the fog? I haven't! I wonder if there's a pot of gold beyond those trees? 😊 


Alex and I went for a walk last night. The sky was so beautiful, the Waxing Crescent Moon was bright in the sky!


There were very few clouds in the sky, but they reflected the sunset beautifully.


We sat by the river for a while. I thought the reflection of the clouds in the water was pretty. We heard coyotes too.


I'm linking up today with Eileen's Saturday's Critters post. If you want to join in or check out other posts, just click on the link!


Cow! Not mine! 😊


Sleepy Jack - he's mine and in my heart forever! πŸ’•


Raccoon tracks?


This was such a delicious meal...Cauliflower and Jarlsberg Quiche. Quiches are simple to make. As long as you have a good crust recipe, all you need to do is layer your veggies, a mix of milk and eggs then load it up with the cheese of your choice!


If you have fresh basil to use up, try making my Sundried Tomato and Basil Pesto. It's really good on crackers with a little Cheddar shredded on top!

I found a tomato farm last week and I scored a great price on 120 pounds of Roma tomatoes that I'll be canning for the winter. I have to call the owner of the farm tomorrow to see if they're ready. Fingers crossed this drought hasn't affected them too badly!

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If time permits, I'll be posting a small garden update on Tuesday, if not, I'll see you Thursday for our art date, the theme is Still Life! 😊

97 comments:

gigi-hawaii said...

That quiche looks delicious. I like to make vegetarian frittata because it doesn't involve a crust, which is hard for me to make.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Neat captures of the foggy rainbow and the crescent moon. The reflection of clouds and sunset are lovely. The cow is so cute, they have beautiful faces. Your Jack is a cutie, he looks comfy. The quiche sounds delicious and the Pesto looks yummy too. Thank you for linking up your post. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

Elkes LebensglΓΌck said...

Who knows if you go you will never find him * smile *
I've never seen a rainbow in the fog either, it looks beautiful.
How cute your Jack and the cow!
So beautiful the reflected in the water, great photos!
The food looks so delicious .. I would like to eat now too.
I wish you a happy new week, hug Elke

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Love all of your beautiful photos today, especially the rainbow - very cool. I make lots of quiches too and that sun dried tomato basil pesto sounds delicious! Have a fantastic week :)

Leanna said...

I was wondering if you had thought about the raw milk situation for making your cheese. Since I saw the picture of the cow here I was just thinking maybe you could talk to the owner about letting you have raw milk in exchange for cheese. I mean like who's going to send the police around in the boonies to get you?
By the way, beautiful pictures

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Rain, your photos are gorgeous. Love the foggy 🌈🌈🌈, never seen one like that. The cow is lovely, and your Jack always tugs at my heart strings.And the quiche sounds delish. I cooked today for the first time in 5 weeks, spaghetti with tomato and basil sauce, yessssss! Have a good week and take care. Hugs to you and your family! Valerie

Christine said...

Your food looks amazing! You sound so happy and content, love it!

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

The nature pictures really are the best Rain. So happy that you have found such a beautiful place to live.

Nothing good comes of cauliflower. Nothing...

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Always good to connect with a fellow Canadian. We had actually hoped to spend a few weeks in the Maritimes this year but COVID put an end to those plans. You are right, quiche is an easy dish to make, and it is always delicious! Thanks for coming by my blog.

Leftycrafter said...

You take such lovely photos. The sunset as well as it reflected in the water is so relaxing. I make fritattas as they do not require crusts. We do not have them often though.

Barbara said...

Incredible sky views!

Tom said...

...gorgeous images!!! I just canned 2 1/2 bushels of tomatoes at $6/ 1/2 bushel. My canning shelves in the basement are loading up!

bill burke said...

Nice foggy rainbow capture. The cow is looking right at you. :) Sleepy Jack is resting and looks very very comfortable. Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by.

Wally Jones said...

How pleasant to discover your beautiful blog, Rain!

Thank you for dropping by Our Natural Places to let us know how to find you.

All of your photographs are simply wonderful! We're happy to see there are more folks out there who still can tomatoes. Garden freshness in the winter is hard to beat.

As for your rainbow in the fog, I think the trees ARE the pot o' gold!

We hope your new week is filled with peace and joy!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful nature showing very well, especially the rainbow.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for taking us along on the walk, Rain, and I enjoyed the photos. we are looking forward to getting back not longer walks once the cooler weather comes and stays. Fall is my favorite walking season! Thanks for the recipe on using fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes and when I have extra basil (maybe next year) will try that. I made pesto with basil friends gave us and then froze it in small balls for use during the year. We enjoy quiche and like cauliflower, but I have not tried to combine them and NOW I will be doing that and maybe including some broccoli as well. Hope you get those tomatoes and happy canning!

Elephant's Child said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post - from beginning to end.
Love the fogbow, the skyscapes and the reflections.
Your food looks delicious too.

Rosalea said...

Lovely Pics, good food, and love that Jack dog!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Fabulous photographs.
That quiche looks and sounds so tasty.

All the best Jan

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful posts and photos ~ oops ~ remarked about your sweet doggie in the last post ~ delightful rainbow and yummy foods ~

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

NatureFootstep said...

strange, I have never seen the rainbow like this. All colors disappeared in the fog. Looks weird. :)

Beautiful sky and reflection on your walk. :)

DVArtist said...

Wow what a beautiful night and that cloud reflection is gorgeous. Yep, those tracks are raccoon. I was a tracker in my younger day. I am surprised the toe nails didn't show better in that dirt. The quiche looks amazing. You are so lucky Alex likes all kind of different foods. I have never seen a rainbow in fog. Wow!. Now the cow! I love cows this is a great photo with that bit of grass in her mouth. Have a great Sudnay.

Kay said...

Wow! There's so much to like in your post! Lovely photos! We get fog but I've never seen a rainbow try to show through. That's really interesting...Sleepy Jack looks like a very sweet little guy....looks like a raccoon to me...quiche: yum!...tomato and basil pesto: yum!

Henny Penny said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I love the rainbow in the fog, and the reflection in the water. Beautiful! Jace is the sweetest looking dog. Rain, I wrote a comment for your last post and could not publish it. I tried over and over and finally gave up. Hope it will let me publish this one. Your food dishes always look so delicious!!

Rain said...

Hi Gigi :) I have made frittata a few times. The crust is time consuming but I just love the taste!

Rain said...

Thanks Eileen :) I live in dairy farm country and there are so many farms with cows out there...I finally stopped to admire a few! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Elke :) I was tempted to go see if the pot of gold was there, but I thought, maybe just leave it alone! ;)

Rain said...

Thanks Martha :) I love quiche...I make so many variations, it's a great meal!

Rain said...

You're right Leanna :)) I'm sure the police have more important things to do! Actually, approaching the farmers is on my list of things to do. Dave, the guy who helped out with the well pump, he knows all of the farmers around here, and he said to just call him up and he'd try to find some raw milk for me. I have to be ready to make cheese the very same day though, and I'm so scatterbrained lately. But I think I may be able to score some raw milk for sure!

Rain said...

Thanks Valerie :) It must have felt great to eat a hot cooked meal after so long! The foggy rainbow was a first for me too! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Christine, I am very happy! :))

Rain said...

Lol TB...I sense you do not enjoy cauliflower. :)

Rain said...

Thanks David :)) Oh that's too bad you couldn't make it to the Maritimes. It's been a beautiful summer here!

Rain said...

Thanks Marsha :)) I need to make more frittatas, but I'm so addicted to that pie crust! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Barbara! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Tom :) Oh I'm envious of your tomato canning! I need to load up my shelves soon! I do hope those Romas are in good condition!!

Rain said...

Thanks Bill :) That cow was so curious about me, I didn't want to upset her too much! Oh yes, Jack is VERY comfy! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Wally :) Oh yes, you are so right! The trees (and all of Nature) is the pot of gold!! I love that you said that! I am trying to build a huge pantry...I only started canning a few years ago with a water bath canner. I bought a pressure canner last year. I'm very much into "putting up" and I hope I can do lots more! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Bob :) That foggy rainbow was a first for me!

Rain said...

Thanks Dorothy :)) I hope I get those tomatoes too. That is a huge staple for us. The cauliflower quiches are so good with Cheddar, or any kind of Swiss. Adding broccoli is a great idea. Fall is a great walking season I agree!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Elephant's Child! :) And you coined a new word! Fogbow!!! I love that!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Rosalea :)) Jack is my special little guy! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Jan :) The quiche is really good, very easy to eat (and over-eat!)

Rain said...

Thanks Carol :) You can comment about Jack on any post if you like :)

Rain said...

Hi Monica :) Yes! That foggy rainbow looks very weird. I've never seen this before and I questioned my eye sight lol! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Nicole :) I envy that you were a tracker. I'm trying to be more observant when I'm on my walks, it's hard with the dogs sometimes...but I notice little tracks here and there. I think winter will show me a lot more. I've never seen a rainbow in fog either, it was really cool.

Rain said...

Thanks Kay :)) Jack is a very sweet little guy. :) The rainbow in the fog was a first for me too! I couldn't really believe my eyes at first!

Rain said...

Thanks Henny :)) I'm sorry you had trouble with Blogger...grrrr....but this comment went through! Jack is so sweet, I can't get enough of him :) The rainbow in the fog was a first for me!

Mae Travels said...

Beautiful sky images. A nice sky makes everything better, even being stuck in one place.

be well ... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Rain said...

Thanks Mae :) That's so true. :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Seems I'm even later visiting. I love the photos of the fog and rainbow. It's hard to capture fog and you did it perfectly. That rainbow is so unusual I suspect because of the fog.

Nice cow, LOVE Jack's photo, and enjoyed reading the recipe for sun dried tomato pesto.

I've made quiche a couple of times and I hate how my crust turns out. Again, sorry I'm late visiting. I'll see you for sure on Thursday.

Rain said...

Trust me Elizabeth, I'm just as late!! :) Thanks for dropping by! The fog makes the rainbow so eerie in a way...I loved seeing it, though I wasn't sure I was seeing right at first!! Jack is my heart, he has that love in his eyes! :)

Linda said...

Beautiful shots! The cow and dog are my favorites. Have a good week and stay safe.

Nancy Chan said...

I like the rainbow in the fog. Beautiful moon and sunset shots. Great capture of the cow in the midst of chewing the grass and sleepy Jack. Quiche looks yummy, so is the sundried tomato and basil pesto. Have a great day.

Phil Slade said...

I've never seen a rainbow 🌈 with fog. It must take very special circumstances for that to happen. I'll be looking out for it now though. Pastry making is quite a skill so I will admit to us always buying ready made for the fridge or even the freezer.

Irma said...

These are beautiful pictures.
The rainbow in the fog is really special, never seen this myself.

Kokopelli said...

Beautiful photos as always. I love making and eating quiches, too. Yum!

Rain said...

Thank you Linda :)

Rain said...

Thanks Nancy :)

Rain said...

Thanks Phil :) Nothing wrong with pre-made pastry for the freezer! It makes it convenient to bake! That rainbow in the fog was really special, I wonder if I'll see that again! It was a very cool, humid morning.

Rain said...

Thanks Irma :) It was a first for me too!

Rain said...

Thanks Kokopelli :))

Jeanie said...

Oh, my mouth is watering! Especially with that pesto although.... !

Thanks so much for coming by Marmelade Gypsy. I've seen your name in Erika and Elizabeth's posts and Eileen's so it's nice to "meet" you! I'm a little envious of your 120 pounds of Romas! I will be getting two half-bushels to make up some pasta sauce base to freeze in a week or two and can't wait!

Rain said...

Thanks so much Jeanie :)) It's so nice to "meet" you too! That's great that you're getting Romas too...they are so amazing in sauces! I used to freeze, but I ran out of room lol...so I can everything I can now! :)

Betty said...

Your quiche sounds delicious, I may try it. You are seeing some beautiful sunsets. I love reading about your progress as you settle in. You were spot on with your comment on my blog about being called back to the places we were happiest.

Rain said...

Thanks Betty :) It's very yummy! :) I'm glad you can relate to that idea of being called back! I think it's so true! :)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It's been a long time since I have eaten quiche. I like it packed with cheese. You have an ambitious plan with those tomatoes. Reminds me of my grandmother who had a pantry full of mason jars with tomatoes, peppers, beans, eggplant, onions and combinations thereof, not to mention the jams, jellies and fruit preserves. Enough to take us well into the next summer!

Rain said...

Hi Kenneth :) Thanks for visiting :) I love my quiche packed with cheese too! I actually layer a little on the pastry before adding the veggies, it keeps the bottom from getting soggy. I dream of a pantry like the one you described! I'm starting with tomatoes and hopefully over the next few years I can add to that! :)

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Great shots! So happy for you finding tomatoes to can! I'll be doing peaches and hopefully lots of jams. Great to have your own food on hand :)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

What a wonderful way to start off a post with a rainbow. I am always looking for one.

Rain said...

Thanks Nancy :) I'm sure you'll have some great peach jam! I hope I can do some jams this season too!

Rain said...

Thanks Arleen :) I got very lucky seeing that one! At first I wasn't sure what I was looking at!

Small City Scenes said...

Great shots! You found yourself a fog bow. We see them out on the boat on the Ocean. Mmmmm tomatoes. Not a huge crop this year but the last several years we have huge crops. We made Tomato soup, sauce and stewed tomatoes. I want to get some Roma's and making some Tomato paste.
Moo said the cow---LOL
MB

Fundy Blue said...

Lovely post, Rain! Yes, I have seen a foggy rainbow, a lifetime ago in Newfoundland. I hadn't thought of it in a long time, but your photo brought it right back. I've fallen in love with Jack. I can see his beautiful spirit in those big, soulful eyes! all the best to you!

sandy said...

ahh rainbow - I haven't seen one in person in a long time. jack is so cute and cozy looking.
Enjoyed the post .
glad the fire is out.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The quiche dinner looks perfect for summer days and I’d never thought of adding sun dried tomatoes to pesto, but can tell already that we’d love it! Beautiful sky on your walk, fog and mist could never stop someone with your name! (It’s the same as the first syllable of our surname, so I know that for sure ))!

italiafinlandia said...

I like your clouds and your foggy rainbow!

Rain said...

Thanks MB :) Yes, a fog bow! It was so neat to see! I'll be canning those Romas for all sorts of sauces, can't wait!

Rain said...

Thanks Louise :)) So cool that you've seen the foggy rainbows! I hope I see more. Oh Jack, I feel in love with him the first time I saw him! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Sandy! :) It was a really scary day yesterday.

Rain said...

Thanks Sallie :) Oh you're right! My name was made for weather lol! :) The sundried tomatoes in the pesto is really nice, gives it a sweet taste!

Rain said...

Thanks Italiafinlandia :)

www.self-sufficientsam.blogspot.com said...

what beautiful photos! I have never seen a rainbow in fog either. The photo of the moon was surreal. I thought you had painted it....gorgeous! Oh, Jack...he adores you...you can see it in his eyes. what a sweetheart he is. It just so happens I do have a lot of basil so thank you! The quiche looks yummy. I look forward to your garden update is you have time. TTYL! Hugs ~ Sam

Rain said...

Thanks Sam :)) I love hearing that Jack adores me...I feel it and it warms my heart and soul! :) I'm still in awe of that rainbow in the fog!! Oh fun that you have lots of basil! Mine is all gone! I used it all up! :)

baili said...

Precious friend Rain !

Thank you so much for spectacular images
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing glimpse of your beautiful walk. Sitting beside river sounds tranquil. You captured rainbow beautifully!!!

Cow is cute and Jack is Darling :)
Best of luck for tomatoes. Loved your food as always :)

Sharon Wagner said...

Attention grabbing headline. I'm making a frittata for lunch. My headline today might be: Frogs, bees, eggs and cheese!

Rain said...

Thanks so much Baili :))) <3 I am lucky that I get to walk there every day, several times a day! I'm still looking for more rainbows! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Sharon :)) Oh I love your headline!!! That's awesome! :)

Alexandra MacVean said...

What a lovely foggy rainbow. I don't think I've ever seen one. I love quiche and love to make leek and spinach with tomato on top. xo

Unknown said...

Hello Rain, from Connecticut! Just stumbled across your blog today! LOVE It already! What beautiful pictures you take! That quiche sounds delicious and the walk seems ethereal. Looking forward to sticking around the blog!
If interested, I have one too: www.theartofhomegrown.com
Cheers!

Nicole said...

The pics of the rainbow are stunning, I have never seen a rainbow in the fog. The reflection of the clouds is beautiful as well. A tomatoe farm ... I wanna be a tomatoe farm. Of all veggies tomatoes always bring me the most joy.
The food looks delicious.
I love christmas cards and would love your new address !!! πŸŽ…

Rain said...

Thanks Alexandra :) I love the idea of leek and spinach quiche!! Yum! :)

Rain said...

Hi Franee :) Thanks for your comment, I just went to visit yours, lovely! :)

Rain said...

I agree Sis :) Oh I will email you my new address! I wish I had a tomato farm...really those are the fruits that I enjoy the most out of the garden! It's been so cold though, I really hope that I'll be able to get the whole 120 pounds!

Rain said...

Hi Franee :) If you come back to read my reply, just wanted to let you know I wasn't able to leave a comment on your blog. I tried to register and it seemed to work, but I kept getting redirected to the login page!

Gwen Buchanan said...

beautiful to be surrounded by nature and to take walks by a river.. water is so soothing. take care

Stefanie said...

It seems like forever since I've seen a rainbow. I hardly go outside except to the mailbox. My butt's been parked on our couch knitting away so much I've been slackin off in blogging; I've been trying to blog every 3-5 days.