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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Beautiful Pathways

We had a nice trip to the Filoli estate in Woodside. I forgot to take any photos of the beautiful house, but I found myself intrigued by the pathways and garden entrances. There are 16 acres at Filoli, an estate developed from 1912-1915. Today there are over 1500 fruit trees, and we saw many apple and pear trees laden with fruit. The day before we went it rained most of the day, but the day of the trip was sunny and dry.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Figs, figs, figs

We are using figs over the past few weeks, as they are coming in thick and fast from our two fig trees. We have a Blackjack Fig (a Mission type) and a Brown Turkey Fig tree.

The other night we prepared salmon, grilled over a bed of potatoes and thyme. This was served with a fig salsa: chopped figs and onions. It was quite yummy and there were enough leftovers for a generous lunch the next day.

We are very busy inside the house with a remodeling project. We are finally remodeling our master bathroom. Previously the shower was an avocado green fiberglass insert and the room was quite dark. We are replacing the dated shower with a larger tiled shower and have added more light, painted the walls, and are adding a new tile floor. Soon we will pick out a granite top for the vanity and attach a large mirror to the wall.