Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Yellow seems to be the color of our garden right now. (Aside from the yellowing tomato plants caused by the overbearing heat). Turns out one of our bell pepper plants wasn't the standard green/red combo. And the other veggie? A lemon cucumber. I spent a good while thinking there was something wrong with it until I finally put 'yellow cucumber' into Google. Not sure how that one got in our yard, but I'll take it. It made a colorful salad mixed with green cucumbers and tomatoes.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

For 765 / 2

Generally I'm not a fan of wallpaper unless it's extremely simple. Too much print and it's a flashback to the tacky florals and fruits that adorned most homes in the seventies.
But I can make an exception for this one.
A wall (just one) covered in a flamingo print? Yes please. And it doesn't even have to be pink. The words 'classy' and 'flamingo' might actually go together this time.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


We have loads of basil.  Nearly any passer-by gets an offer of basil and every now and then you see some sneak up to grab a pinch, as if worried we weren't serious. Please. Take some!
I lopped off enough to make a batch of frozen pesto (though you couldn't tell), in hopes of preserving some for the winter. Melt a couple cubes and throw it in some pasta or add it to a pizza - easiest meal every.

Pesto (adapted from Sprouted Kitchen)
4 Cups Basil Leaves
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
½ Cup Lemon Juice
1/3 Cup Toasted Pine nuts (I had none, so I threw in a some pecans for texture)
1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Large Cloves Garlic
1 tbsp. Black Pepper

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Flowers

The Zinnias are growing like wildflowers in the front yard, but it's so much better when they're in the house.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Harvest / 2

What's left of our garden after the heat took it's toll has finally started ripening. Tomatoes are becoming more abundant, and we've got almost too many red bell peppers.
A bit of good mozzarella and the chance to use just a smidge of our basil bushes made this Caprese salad the perfect evening dinner.