Sunday, August 7, 2011
Soul Food #102~
Earth is here so kind,
that just tickle her with a hoe
and she laughs with a harvest.
Douglas William Jerrold,
My son-in-law grew a wonderful garden this summer~ Carrots,string beans,cherry tomatoes,regular tomatoes,onions ,lettuce,basil,cucumbers.
A great crop of wonderful colorful healthy food..
I am impressed and happy he is planning an even larger garden next year~
The children seem to love it too..
My hand model is princess Giuliana who is turning 10..on the 8th..xx
That's her pretty bathing suit you see as the background..she was also the artist that added the small daisy to the bowl of veggies.. she told me it added a certain artistic something:) She is right!Her brother Adamo turned 12 the day we visited..he starts high school soon....they are both so nice to the younger children..
Wonderful kids.Just wonderful..
All of them a delight to watch..to observe..to photo.
They really are God's little treasures to us.
My son-in -law gave us a bag of wee tomatoes.. cucumbers..onions and string beans..
The tomatoes were put to good use:)
So good..just cut your tomatoes.. add loads of fresh basil.. fresh garlic and Evoo..
Let marinate all day in a pretty bowl..summer is best as everything is fresh..and the warmth melds the flavors beautifully...
At the end of the day..dinner time..add your just cooked pasta.. toss.. and enjoy the aroma of summer:)
As an additional treat..I pulverized Jacques' home made croutons w/ additional basil and added..on top..a generous sprinkling of freshly grated Parmigiano on top of that ..and there you have it..Toss and enjoy. Outside if at all possible enjoying watching the birds at the feeders.~
An almost no cook delicious meal.
Adamo had asked me for an easy recipe..he said his aunt was a good chef and he wanted to cook also..Adamo..this one is for you~