Friday, August 10, 2012

A Photo A Day For 6 Months: Day 92~ Garden Update

"The greatest gift of the garden, is the restoration of the five senses."

~Hanna Rion

It's time to update the happenings in the garden. The roses are probably at their most lovely right now. They have been doing exceptionally well this year in general, but as the summer moves on, the colors seem to only get more vivid and the plants themselves are much stronger. I have full faith, that as the winter months come upon us, the rose garden will not only survive, but might even bloom a little. That's one of the best parts about living in Northern California... the tease of perhaps having fresh roses from one's own garden on Christmas morning! :)

The Zucchini and the tomatoes are also doing fantastic. It's taking the Heirloom tomatoes a long time to reach full maturity, but they are going to be delicious when they do. A couple have reached an amazing shade of red, and it's all I can do to resist cutting it from the vine and eating it right there. But, alas, it is a Black Krim, and it has a way to go before reaching it's height of flavor. It's okay, Alan's Mama Mia tomatoes are red, ripe and ready for picking. I am going to be one busy lady over the next week or two trying out various recipes.

Tomato Bisque
Tomato Crustini
Stuffed Tomatoes
Zucchini Gems
Tomato and Zucchini Gratin

I will be posting some photos, over the next few days, of the recipes I am trying. I love to get the basic recipe for something delicious, and then tweak it to make it my own. Lunch later today will be a Toasted Cheese Tomato and Sandwich, on sourdough bread, toasted with a bit of cheese and fresh herbs on the outside, and a small amount of my special aioli on the inside, to make it crunchy and tasty. Yum. And won't the roses look lovely on the table, for my rustic lunch? There is nothing like vegetables straight out of the garden.

:) Happiness.

Garden Gallery August 9, 2012

"It is good to alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all it's shy presences may haunt you and possess you in the reverie of suspended thought."

~Me :)

~Me :)


jr cline said...

The roses are beautiful!


Karen Funk Blocher said...

It's one Ooh! and Ahh! after another here! I LOVE the controlled burn shots, the fire box and the amazingly orange sunrise and sunset!