Summer’s waning days are always a challenge to me in the kitchen. Summer fare, like summer fashion has begun to run its course, to beg for something a bit more substantial, complex…
the answer: beans!
white beans, garlic, olive oil
plated and drizzled with more olive oil, salt and pepper
topped with oven-dried tomatoes
roasted corn cut from the cob
roasted green onions
surrounded by croutons
garnished with basil
served with grilled rack of pork
inspired by ‘How Sweet It Is’
Filed under Food, Seasons
Summer reading at Nona’s for my favorite little people!
Hot, humid here…with a chance of rain
French country bread, cucumber, basil, mayo, cracked pepper
a summer treat to keep you cool as a cucumber!!!
Filed under Food, Seasons
Who knew a nectarine was simply a variety of peach………..possibly domesticated in China over 4,000 years ago!?! Although bearing tiny fruit, our nectarine tree continues to ride out the drought. Searching for a way to use the small, but delicious fruit, I adapted a recipe found on the internet. An immediate hit, the pie has been on repeat now using amazing nectarines from Trader Joe’s.
not home-grown, but deliciously beautiful nonetheless!
Happy summer Monday morning!!!!!!!!!!
Wishing you each a lovely day!!!
For the last several seasons I have not planted annuals, choosing instead to work to keep my established perennials alive and as healthy as possible in the midst of drought. Now in this first week of spring, I am missing fresh blooms to bring into the house.
Always struggling to keep the creeping ficus on the garden wall under control; cutting lovely new shoots nuanced with color from spring-green to rust…rather than relegating them to compost, why not first bring them inside…
Adversity, at its best, can introduce us to new ways of looking at and appreciating our individual worlds.
Bringing a bit of spring inside…and playing with colored pencils…
Filed under Art, Garden, Seasons
HOPING FOR A RAIN DAY!
we have had March miracles in the past………………
and so it begins!
Filed under Nature, Seasons
Since spring seems always to come early in our part of the world……….already thinking about ways to bring freshness and sunshine inside.
Twigs, dried grasses, feathers, bird nests……all have served me well through fall and winter with a beauty all their own.
Now I am craving
searching the mental archives for inspiration,
recalling a visit some years ago to Winston Flowers in Hingham – loving their curated use of living plants and cut flora.
(love the logo:)
So much inspiration!
Hingham…Old Ship Church,
Hingham…Family History Connection