Monday, June 15, 2009

Feels like Christmas...

In the Caribbean!

Fresh Peas from our garden. My husband grows them to eat fresh, straight from the pod, as an appetizer. Isn't that poetic? Old fashioned? I love it.


Ahhhh, the (2nd) best time of year to celebrate green and red! Tomatoes at their best, basil that seems to be on steroids, cucumbers bursting with cool, sweet peas, nutty arugula.... as good as a Christmas feast (the other time of year to celebrate green and red).
On Saturday, our Basil garden was getting out of hand, and the Tomato in our fridge had reached a rare peak in perfect.

Several Fresh Basil Leaves, Finely chopped
1 Large Tomato, diced
Garlic Powder, to taste
Modena Balsamic Vinegar, about 2-3 T
Fresh Mozzarella to spread on toast
Whole Wheat bread, sliced and toasted

I got this idea from Fly Through My Window. A cucumber recipe was posted there on Saturday, but I didn't have all the ingredients in my fridge. So it led me to this:

Cucumber Spread:
Low-fat Cream Cheese (about 4 oz.)
Smart Balance Mayo (use 1 part mayo to 3 parts CrCh)
Garlic Powder, to taste
Fresh Lemon Juice from 1/2 lemon
Feta Cheese Crumbles
all mixed together

When we finished our 2-course lunch, Husband said, "I feel like I could take over the world!"
But we took a peacful nap instead.

In the News:

If you're headed to Amsterdam for any particular reason, the Anne Fank Museum is putting Anne's diary on permanent public display. Read about it in the NY Times here.

1 comment:

  1. Ok, This is my very first blog response, i think. I feel like I am writing a note to a wonderful celebrity! Your illustrations both visual and written are exquisite! Rich in color depth and feeling. And of course, my very favorite book of all time, well one of them. Miss Rumphius! Your pages are like a breeze of cool fresh air. . .truly you are scattering lupines.
    Lovemil (surprise!)


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