The roses and clematis are coloring the gardens..but the dang rose chafers are in a feeding frenzy.
I HATE THEM...TO BITS.
They shred my roses ..and many become an unsightly mess..
Is there a cure?:)
Years ago I had a Misto mister for EVOO..I actually spotted one for $5.00 this week and put it back on the shelf..that thing clogged up so often it was the most frustrating gadget.
This past week..prior to finding the Misto.. I found this Bertolli EVOO spray.
It's wonderful.That's what the clincher was at putting the Misto back on the shelf..
It works..and has not clogged.Plus I find the bottle pretty and colorful.
I needed it to make that Chicken Milanese with Tomato and Arugula salad on top...again:)
I had made the salad the previous week and could not wait to eat it yet..again..
I highly recommend it.
My chicken..even pounded was a tad thicker that Gina's..so I baked mine a bit longer..
Don't hesitate to make more salad and I made the tomato mixture earlier so the flavors would meld even more.
I used Panko that I seasoned myself..
Find the recipe here..It is soo good.!
You will probably end up making it quite a bit this summer.
I also made a new Strawberry Walnut Cardamom tea bread..
Any guesses where this lovely recipe came from?
Marie:) You can find her recipe here..
And thank you yet again Marie.
Last but not least..Sam at My Carolina Kitchen tempted me with her cherry salad..
Look at those jewels ..what a way to brighten up a salad..
I used Feta..because that is what I had.And we had no poulet..:( Next time..I'll have the poulet on hand..
It's a lovely cherry season salad.
I did add a spot of honey because Jacques likes honey in a vinaigrette.
Thank you Sam!
Sam always has the most colorful healthy platefuls that will tempt anyone♥
Omer De Serres had a special on a small Sennelier watercolor kit..just 8 colors..but what 8 colors!
I love this kit..
The Payne's Grey is such a treat in a small kit..
In one of Sarah Midda's books there is an itsy bitsy lady gardener holding a tree as a pen.
I copied the idea of the pen.I have little pens that look like tree trunks and I was instantly smitten.
I used my little poser to try and get an ok angle..I made 2 birthday cards the first one the hands are really holding the tree pen..on this one I goofed..But Nancy won't care.
Nancy loves to wear grey..or black..sometimes a splash of red such as a beret or a purse her daughter has given her..but usually long and dark.. she always has her earrings and her necklace on.
Don't get me wrong..no artifice..no make up..no hair dye..no frivolities..no excess..
I didn't dare add her cat..for fear of having to start over:)
I am the bravest..to give an accomplished artist...this card.
I am sure you will see Carol G's influence on the left with the colors swatches:)
You must be tired ..those of you reading this..I made you run around all over the place:)