Friday night barbeque after a busy week

Steffi admiring the new drapes

Things are starting to shape up more around here finally. Another week of deep cleaning, hanging new drapes, and shredding and recycling copious amounts of paper! Progress on clearing and cleaning the screened porch–at least one can move about without having to move anything to get to something else! And, I cleaned out my closet!

The blackout drapes keep it dark in the morning, so the doggies are sleeping until we wake up now! I mowed last night and Randy grilled.

What’s on my plate: grilled chicken breast; grilled zucchini with fresh dill; roasted new potatoes with fresh rosemary; grilled sweet red peppers with fresh mozzarella; freshly picked leaf lettuce with sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil.
My plate runneth over

Today is sunny, clear, and perfect fall weather. My Khoisan Mountain Rooibos from South Africa arrived yesterday and I am savoring the first cup. I was thrilled when Rakkasan Tea Company added it to their excellent teas sourced from post-conflict countries. It is like nothing you have ever had before. Buy it here.

I’ve enjoyed my brunch frittata and my rooibos while chatting with you and I thank you for stopping by for a cup. It’s time to get to work; daylight’s burning.

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22 Responses to Friday night barbeque after a busy week

  1. What a well-earned feast! A perfect way to celebrate after a week of chores.
    Love the drapes, and the beautiful rod! So gorgeous!
    I have been enjoying my sampler of Rakkasan teas that you recommended. I look forward to the Rooibus as it is one of my favorites.

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  2. Betty says:

    You have done a good job selling the Rakkasan tea. I bought some for my daughter’s birthday, and I recently bought more for my son and daughter-in-law. Your home looks beautiful with all the artistic touches!

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    • Suzassippi says:

      Thank you so very much, Betty. It is (as you know) easy to promote something you really believe in, and I believe in what Rakkasan Tea is doing, and I also love their tea! Thanks for supporting them, and thank you for appreciating our home.

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  3. I did not know that SA had a tea-growing region. Thanks for informing me; time to try some. Is that red wine in your photo also from South Africa?

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    • Suzassippi says:

      Wild rooibos has been grown and farmed for tea (it is actually a herbal tisane) for many years by the Khoisan people–indigenous to South Africa. As it became more and more popular, commercial farming has impacted the environment as well as the cultural tradition. I choose Rakkasan Tea over others as their work is ethical, supports economic development of small growers. The wine is not South African, though I buy some whenever I can find it here. You cannot get the good SA wine in Mississippi other than every once in a while.


  4. Mags says:

    You are way ahead of me on cleaning. Your plate of food not only looks beautiful it looks and sounds delicious. Have a great day.

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  5. peggy says:

    Looks like you have had a busy week again. The food looked delicious. Enjoyed viewing your accomplishments.

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  6. Jessica says:

    Your house looks amazing and what a beautiful meal!!

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  7. janebye says:

    Everything looks wonderful! And that meal, wow!

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  8. Very tasty looking blog, Sue! Also, congratulations on all the cleaning and sorting, etc! it just never ends around here. We have black out curtains in our bedroom so Dan can sleep during the day when he is on night shift. They don’t seem to affect Molly. She decides when she is ready to get up – usually an hour before I am. Take care and have a great day!

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