Friday, July 2, 2010

Sum Sum Summertime

Is pesto passe? Possibly.

But when you're hanging around outside, chatting with a friend and German girl asks "what's for dinner", and you have nothing in the kitchen but parmesan cheese and olive oil and pasta, and your garden is bursting with basil and home grown garlic, what's a girl to do?

Salad? You have a cucumber. A neighbor drops by, right at that moment, with another cucumber, and you have a few ripe sungolds. A snippet of garden dill, a pinch of finely chopped red onion, salt, pepper, touch of olive oil, splash of red wine vinegar.

Summer is in the house.


  1. hi jane,

    i wish we were neighbors, we speak the same language.

    happy 4th!


  2. hello my HAPPY to see you today..yep...Buddy is right here on the piano...right in his same spot .... on the top of the couch...I keep fresh flowers at all times !!!

    and little Teddy is a dream..we ADORE this little guy..he is just so can't help but smile when you see him and that little tail all curled up over his back....

    i wish we could be eating those lemon bars right now...yep...laughing and crying at the same time...

    wishing you a Happy 4th of July weekend...and it's good to be back...

    kary and teddy

  3. A cucumber salad may make an appearance on my table tonight - if Mitchell doesn't REALLY want something else. It looks so cool and inviting.

  4. Neighbours bearing cucumbers, wow.

    :-) for the link...

  5. Janet, Me too!

    Kary, Can't wait to see what you cook up for the holiday weekend.

    Webb, you can always serve it with!

    Marie, my garlic eatin' pleasure.

  6. I'm doing something similar today, with fresh herbs and salads from the garden, and using stoneground wholemeal bread and some gorgeous Wensleydale. Summery and lovely.... too hot to do anything else here anyway.

  7. Your dinners sound like just the kind I would so enjoy. Love pesto especially if its homemade and your salad looks so pretty. I am sure you and German girl enjoyed your evening. Happy 4th July to you. x

  8. Oh my favourite...pesto!!!! I love it on everything.{well just about} Thank you soooo much for visiting me the other day...I love your blog. Off to read some of your past posts I missed. xo

  9. Yes yes to it all, especially the dill. The love of dill runs in my family. Enjoy.

  10. My family loves pesto. I make a spinach, mushroom, gorgonzola home-made pizza and the sauce is pesto. ;)

    Hope you are a having a day full of love and kindness. one love.

  11. Now I'm not usually a pesto fan, but your pesto looks DAMN good!