Garden Time…A Visit To Copper Goose Nursery…& Moroccan Shrimp

The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, one is nearer God’s Heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth.
-Dorothy Frances Gurney

Hello, sweet friends…

If a poem can be written in flowers…

then today is floral storyteller time…

A recent trip to a local nursery…

was all the inspiration needed…

for me to create visual verses…

compose a few flowering sonnets of color…

and it’s captivating magic…

What’s Cooking?

Can you keep a secret? (wink) sometimes I don’t feel like cooking. especially as the weather gets nicer and I find myself outside in the garden preoccupied doing this…that… and before long it’s time to eat! Long story short…this is why I lOVE this recipe…it’s yummy…easy…and super quick to whip up on those days when you have lost track of time...(or just don’t feel like cooking)🥰

Moroccan Shrimp


2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground tumeric

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)

1 1/2 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons olive oil


Mix seasonings together in a small bowl.

Toss the mixture with the shrimp until evenly coated.

Heat the olive oil in a over medium-high heat.

Add the shrimp to the pan and fry until thoroughly cooked – turning occasionally (shrimp should be completely pink).

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6 Responses to Garden Time…A Visit To Copper Goose Nursery…& Moroccan Shrimp

  1. Jose says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful trip to the nursery and the poetic expressions of Springtime in the colorful pictures of your garden.
    I will certainly enjoy that fast and easy recipe!
    Enjoy the Spring, you certainly have helped me to!

  2. Donna L Kelly says:

    I love visiting nurseries also!!!! And I am TOTALLY with you on cooking dinner or NOT wanting to after working in the garden all day! So many times, we freeze excess dinners or soups or stews…..perfect day to pop one of those out of the freezer for dinner…just need to plan! Happy Spring!!!!!!!

    • Marcia says:

      Hey Donna great idea regarding freezing…will have to try it. Hope you able to get out in the garden soon…at least the nurseries anyway are a fun place to get inspired

  3. Pat Stansel says:

    I have always loved going to the nursery — for very little money you get so much happiness ! Your shrimp recipe looks fantastic —Definitely have to try it !!!

    • Marcia says:

      Hi Pat, so nice to see you here. You are so right…nurseries are free unless you are like me and always come home with a nice garden haul.

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