New Dish, New Growth and A Poem for May

21 May

I’m working my way through my new cook-book by the Hemsley sisters and tonight it was Moroccan Chicken, so colourful in the making and delicious in the tasting, served with cauliflower rice and fresh spinach leaves. That’s certainly one to repeat.

Moroccan Chicken

Moroccan Chicken

I do love to see the poppy buds emerging and look forward to every stage of their blooming.

Poppy bud

Poppy bud

I’m hoping the night stays clear enough to see tonight’s full moon and that all our white flowers with be lit up by the moonlight.

May Night 

The spring is fresh and fearless
And every leaf is new,
The world is brimmed with moonlight,
The lilac brimmed with dew.

Here in the moving shadows
I catch my breath and sing – 
My heart is fresh and fearless
And over-brimmed with spring.

by  Sara Teasdale





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5 responses to “New Dish, New Growth and A Poem for May

  1. Susan

    May 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    What a perfectly appropriate poem!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 21, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      I thought so too and hoped to be able to photograph my white garden glowing in the moonlight tonight but it is too cloudy. Never mind – we have the poem and our imaginations! 🙂

  2. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    May 21, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Your dinner looks delicious, and my poppies are about at the same stage. Anticipation – it is a wonderful thing. 🙂

  3. thesmilingpilgrim

    May 21, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    This looks so incredibly tasty

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      It was! It’s in the first Hemsley Hemsley book. It has ginger, cumin, cinnamon and smoked paprika in the sauce – brilliant! 🙂


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