Monday, June 21, 2010


My herb garden floweth over...
With its inhabitants wrestling for position.
It's time to use as much as possible.

Today's project was Pesto!

Basil, garlic, parmesan, walnuts (can be used in place of pine nuts)
olive oil, and a little fresh oregano for zip....

Into the food processor....

Presto!  Pesto!!

I served this delectable spread with homemade Crostini
as part of tonight's dinner fare.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


So many of you questioned what
my new little grandson will call me.

"Grammie" it is!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Wonder of Life

This will be a rather short post.
I am writing to you to tell you
something wonderful.
Today I fell in love again.
It happened at exactly 11:55 AM.
It is a moment that will remain
a sweet memory for the rest of my life.

You see, today my first grandchild was born.
Tyler Andrew.
He came three weeks early.
5 pounds  14 ounces 
of pinkness
and sweetness
and innocence
and everything good about this world.

My life is forever changed.


To my daughter Jenn, I say "thanks"
for working so hard.  You will be an awesome Mama.

PS....He has my chin (mine and Kirk Douglas')

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cherries Jubilee

I have had this fabric for a few weeks...
waiting for a rainy day.

Those rainy days came and went
and were filled with other things.

So, today I set aside a little time and
finished this one.

I love it!  It is so cheerful and makes me
just want to make a cherry pie!!

Now, to place it for sale in my shop....HERE.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fantastic Freshness

There is nothing better than the fresh tastes of summer.
My garden is the best it has ever been.
All of my vegetables are growing in raised cedar boxes.

Tonight's dinner was out of the garden....
eaten on the deck.

 Cajun seasoned Mahi Mahi with fresh salsa 
(organic tomatoes and peppers
with cilantro and onions from my garden)

Organic potato salad
with onions and dill from the garden.

Steamed sugar peas from the garden.

Salad with freshly picked butter lettuce,
homegrown broccoli, cucumber, scallions, and Nasturtium flowers.

Wine made by my brother in law.
Homemade strawberry sorbet from our own strawberries.

Mouthwatering delicious.

As healthy as you can possibly get.

Everything eaten within an hour of being picked.

Oh, how I love summer!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Les Fraises

Ooh La La!!

It's strawberry season again.

We started picking our strawberries this past weekend....
and will continue to pick for a good part of the summer.

Some of our plants are ever-bearing,
so that means we will have some strawberries for a few months.

Today was strawberry preserves day.
Oh, and we had strawberry shortcake for dessert, of course!

Mmmmmm...I can hardly wait for toast in the morning....
with fresh strawberry preserves.
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