Thursday, September 4, 2014

Working Hard, Eating Well


 We have so much basil this year that we are trying to incorporate it into every meal. Last night we had caprese salad and pasta. The salad is one of my favorite summer dishes. I love the combination of basil and fresh mozzarella.


On the weekend I had a made a big pot of spaghetti sauce, knowing it would come in handy for a quick meal during this busy week. Last night I boiled some tortellini and we tossed half with some pesto that I made last week and poured sauce over the rest. A half and half meal! I called dibs on our new Tom White bowl, acquired at the craftsmen's fair in New Hampshire last month. I love wide open bowls that can double as plates, and Jeff and I both really like Tom's pots.

and now back to pigs...


There may have been one piggy bank disaster in the kiln this week, but this order came out exactly right. I think I will add this blue and red combination to the repertoire. This guy is heading out to his new home today. He is a "china" first anniversary gift to a young man from his wife. How cute is that?

9 comments:

  1. I started cloning basil this year and it seems like I put it in every dish I make, we have so much of it. I can't get enough basil and tomato in the summer!

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  2. Our basil is doing well, also, unusual for my black thumb! Premade pesto freezes easily in an ice tray you know, then you knock out a couple to go with your noodles :)

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  3. I just like to eat... as you can tell- let's get over this working hard and just eat...

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  4. Oh I love home made pesto, these meals all look so beautiful in the pottery plates, your pigs really get around don't they.

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  5. Don't let that pig loose in the garden.

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  6. I'm envious, my basil has not done so well, but the tomatoes are making up for it.

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  7. There's something about tomato and basil that is summer. Woody Woodchuck ate all the baby basil plants I put in, but has left the big ones alone!

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  8. We're having tomato sandwiches for lunch again. Just when I thought they were slowing down, a few more big ones ripened!

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  9. We're having tomato sandwiches for lunch again. Just when I thought they were slowing down, a few more big ones ripened!

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