Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Clematis in June

Moss Roses


Clematis in Small Vases
The garden is growing like mad. The weather has been close to perfect so far this month. Hot and sunny one day, raining and soaking the ground the next.

I took a mini vacation and visited with the residence of the nursing home Friday. They asked to bring something that was blooming from the garden to share. It's too early in the season for the Zinnia but the Clematis were beautiful. The entire sides of the trellis was covered with blooms. I snipped about 30 of them off and made little vases. They lasted about 3 days.

Love the Residence of the Community Nursing and Rehab Center of Naperville. I try and visit when ever I can.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Balcony Basil

Balcony Basil
LOVE basil on the balcony. Snip as needed. I try to find new recipes just so I can use the Basil. It smells great, tastes great, and a pretty plant too.

I have a lot of cook books. Many have tagged pages of either recipes I've made or want to make. I use the Joy of Cooking and Betty Crocker the most. Simple and good.

But - when I feel like making something entirely different, I look in the fridge, see what's available, then type it into the computer. Like my very own Episode of "Chopped". "Tonight's ingredients are Chicken, Basil, Rice and Pecans" then Wallah! I've either made a yummy dinner or a just so so dinner.