Monday, June 29, 2009


1. Our weather yesterday was drop-dead gorgeous. I mean GORGEOUS! Dry air, sunny, temps in the low 70's. The kind of weather that shows up on Minnesota postcards. We opened every single window.

2. Hubby made the most amazing cucumber trellis from scrap wood, nails, and twine. I mean this thing is a beauty. He and I could go into business building vegetable gardens. Both cameras were out of the house yesterday. I'll get some pictures soon.

3. Due to the heat last week, my spinach has bolted. It was going to happen sooner or later. So I picked it all and made pesto from it. I stirred some with leftover bow-tie pasta, and the rest filled a jelly jar with green gold. Recipe below.
4. My raspberries are coming along beautifully. Six years ago my dear friend Diane literally stuck a twig in the ground behind my shed and now the whole corner is full of raspberry bush.

5. I'm sick of hearing about Michael Jackson. He was great in the 80's but a sad pedophile at the end. He's dead and that's all I need to know. Can we put any further news on the back pages please?

6. My husband is one lovely man, let me tell you!!!

7. We're having our annual potluck on the 4th of July at our house. If you're around it's at 6pm. Bring your own table service, meat to grill, a side dish, and a lawn chair. My backyard has the perfect view of the town fireworks.

About 5-6 cups of spinach
3 cloves of garlic ( or to taste)
1/3 cup Nuts - pine nuts or walnuts, again to taste or you can omit them
1/2 - 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Extra virgin olive oil

In a food processor, put the garlic cloves & nuts and give them a whirl. Stuff in the spinach and cheese. Process a few times. Now with the blade running, pour in the oil in a thin stream until the pesto has the consistency of very wet mud.

This is great of course on pasta, but we also like it on pizza, bruschetta, veggies, etc. It's as versatile as marinara sauce. And it freezes just fine.


Anita said...

Spinach Pesto, who knew, it sounded good when you mentioned it on FB,but sounds even better now!
I wish I was closer, I'd so be at your house for your pot luck.........we are so boring!
Happy gardening and being random!
oh, and I'm tired of MJ too.

Mommy Lisa said...

Here is how wacked out my MIL is...

She sat in the HOUSE all day wearing a sweater and complaining it was too cold!


At least the SIL and I got to chat alone on the backporch with no interruptions drinking a couple of Corona's. ;)

Mauigirl said...

The pesto sounds wonderful and the raspberries look delicious - as does your weather!

Shan said...


Churlita said...

I love this weather too. It was 80 here but with hardly any humidity.

I feel the same way about MJ.

I don't know your husband, but I'm glad you found a good one. They are hard to come by in this world.

SkylersDad said...

Thanks so much for dropping by my place, I look forward to reading your stuff.

I am also so sick of hearing about Michael I want to scream.

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