Geesh my potager..is almost done done done.. But those cherry and mini pear tomatoes? The gift that keeps on giving...I am still picking them..but I know they are starting to look forlorn.The foliage looks so gloomy in parts and in others that verdant green still..
I have loved being a cherry tomato producer this summer♥
The cherry and pear tomatoes..boom..again next year..that purty pineapple tomato?
I had 3..one was the size of a small pumpkin..fell off the branch and got chomped on as soon as it starting turning..this one I harvested..and one still may come.
I don't call that Abundance..not even simple abundance.
So nope..no more.
I love tomatoes plain..sliced..diced..w/evoo or not..balsamic.. basil..anything..
Max..is the only one of all of us who HATES tomatoes..during a football day they stopped at Tim Horton's for lunch..I asked him what he ate..he said :"I had a BLT"..I said;"YOU"?~ "Mommy told them to hold the tomato"..Oh my gosh kids do say the darndest things..remember Art Linkletter?♥
I wanted to BE on that show.
I wanted to say the darndest thing.
We went to that sweet Japanese Paper Shop I love in Mtl..a few weeks back..They have oregami mobiles..so cute too..
I loved the Gattuso window:) we walked by.. Gattuso was the evoo we had at home..we walked by Wilensky's..even just people watching ..interesting..so diverse..artsy..quirky.
We were in good company.
I am sure some of you saw Susan's deliciously appetizing pasta veggie bake post?
I had to try it.
I ate the leftovers the next day and I am not at all a leftover person.
I love to cook..so why make enough to not have to cook again..ok lasagna.. stews etc..Osso Bucco..often better the next day..who doesn't love a bite of cold lasagna straight from the fridge?:)
I made half the recipe..but with loads of tomatoes and full liquid quantities.
I like that it has corn in it..
I have only ever had corn w/ pasta in a dish our friends had made for us and we had enjoyed it.
I enjoyed this too:)
I have Pinned her Basil..PLENTY.. is it's name..seeds they were..
and I love her yellow cast iron sunny dish.
If you liked the look of my perennial Italian spinach...continue reading..
I wanted to know the name of it..
it is called NEW ZEALAND spinach..
imagine ...and my seeds came from Italy..
feel free to read up on it..it reseeds..so in QC..it should come back and not do like California and grow to gargantuan proportions.
Frédéricks'..is growing..it came back..under a huge container.. they are finishing their basement and all the old gypsum..etc..needed a place..well..it's growing out ..under that:)
So good..sautéed w/ evoo and garlic topping a pizza~
I even like it au naturel..nibbling on it in the garden..the good news..also..is that nothing is eating it..it stays pretty and perky..no holes..no bugs..nada.
Compared to my red cabbages that look like dotted swiss eyelet ..upon closer inspection Thursday in blistering heat I saw long green caterpillars..many..now that's enough to make me pull all the cabbages and into the Secret Garden they went..
Buh~bye..it just cut my appetite on the spot.
I hope you all enjoy the long weekend ahead~
It's a tradition here..that we take each Little out to lunch for his birthday..the last one to have HIS day was Oli..Monday they had half day..so we went to lunch..his little face when the staff sang Happy Birthday was so cute....and then we shopped and shopped..they get to pick..within reason..
a toy.... a book..and clothing..
He had just watched Walking With Dinosaurs at our house Sunday with his brothers..and wasn't super impressed at the beginning but really got into it..
at Toys R Us.. he headed for Patchi..(I thought..you're kidding right Oli?) there were so many adorable stuffies....he was sure..we cruised the whole store..and Patchi is what he loved.
Oli is the 4th Little..he is spoiled with love ..but not "stuff"..
so nana said sure!
He had a looong day..at one point we must have tried on 10 pairs of running shoes..he was sooo patient..5 years old..6 on the 8th!
He was a litte doll all day.♥
His mom sent me the above photo from her phone..
Oh to sleep like that again.I have to tell you though..when you see that..you go to sleep with visions of Oliplums in your head♥
and then the news sets in..and I think of the unluckier children....