"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Sunday, June 6, 2010



It was hot today.

The sort of Florida mid-summer hot!

The kind of hot where you just want to laze in the pool.


Not give a thought to the garden.

But give a thought I did.

Up and at it,early.

Before the temperature and humidity got too bad.


Time to harvest the bounty of basil,that we have this year.

And the parsley and oregano,too.I don’t know why,nor am I questioning,but I seem to have the best luck with herbs,here on TheGreatWall.Could it be our alkaline soil?

The afternoon was spent making Pesto.Some to use for tonight’s dinner,and some to freeze for later….

Here some of the basil,parsley,and oregano,as a bouquet, in a jar of water.IMG_4891

Their aroma is intense.

It can be smelled throughout the entire house.


Dinner this evening was an hors d’ouerve of pesto,panetini(I cheat-I bought it at Sam’s),and grape tomatoes from the garden(I have some serious grape tomato love going on---they perform incredibly well in our Florida heat).IMG_4898 and don’t forget the Merlot!

and a dinner of boneless chicken breasts cooked on the grill.With pesto,

of course!


Not mentioning what will be frozen for future use,

but this week,I am sure that we will be having Pesto Spaghetti,Pesto pizza……

muchas gracias to whomever invented the vacuum sealer


I think I hear YardBoy calling me…..

”Dinner’s ready!”

Excuse me,but I gotta run……

Stay tuned for tabulleh(with our bounty of parsley)…….

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Snowbird said...

OMG, that looks and sounds so good. I can almost smell the herbs all the way down here.

Deborah said...

Oooooooooooooooooooooo yummy! We're hot out here in the desert too, but at least it's a DRY heat, so they say...whoever they are! Such a bountiful garden! **swoons** Deb

Tootie said...

I'm not crazy about the pesto, but the chicken looks great! Gotta love Yard Boys. :)

NanaK said...

Pesto made from fresh basil grown in your own garden sounds so gourmet. Love the pictures of your use of such bounty. Basil, parsley, oregano and grape tomatoes sounds like a pasta dish in the making to me!

Susan said...

Yum...dinner looks yummy! It's so nice to create such delicious and wholesome foods from your own garden. Enjoy!

Gayle said...

That looks so tasty. You sure could teach me a thing or two about gardening.


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