Friday, July 31, 2009

Garden Vegetable summer medley

2 large potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
2 large sweet peppers, seeded, cored and cut into strips
1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half
4 ears corn, kernels cut from the cob
6 Garlic Cloves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

In a large serving bowl combine the olive oil, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper.
Bruise the herbs and crush the garlic to bring out the flavor.
Add the vegetables and toss to coat.
Spread the mix on a rimmed baking sheet.
Baked in a preheated 425 degree oven for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Transfer to a serving bowl and top with chopped parsley.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Yesterday Owen and I wove a soaker hose throughout the yard. Now when the plants need water I just turn on the faucet and set the easy. Last year I planted some Daisies again and they are coming into bloom now. But, they are lemon yellow so I guess I picked the wrong ones. Looks like the day lillies are about to bloom as well and a couple of the older ones are already in bloom. The rhubarb has been shared a lot this year and there's hardly any left. I need to let it grow for a while so the I can make some rhubarb ice cream with the kids. We missed our annual July 4th snowball fight, so while the freezer seems to be full of food, it's actually full of snowballs we made last winter. Also our fire works are waiting. Kids were with their Mom this year on the fourth, so we still have a celebration to go to, LOL.

Friday, July 3, 2009

I'm a saver

I've been saving my Dad's rusty old green wheelbarrow for ...I don't know how many years. I never used it for it's intended purpose. I just like to see it in the Spring and Summer and remember all the times my Dad would use it for hauling plants around, or loading it up with the vegetables from his garden, or hauling trash to the curb. The wheelbarrow had its spot in my Dad's garage. It was on the left side of the door next to the lawn mower. Everything in it's place in my Dad's orderly garage. I can see it now in my mind's eye. Of course the wheelbarrow didn't look old and rusty back then. It was clean and green. Today I decided to fill it up with flowers and put it in the front yard. It makes me smile.