Pesto Yes or No ?

Pine nuts, garlic, freshly grated Parmesan, olive oil and a couple of cups of basil leaves whirled in the food processor. To me it tasted like summer.

The Harvie farm box arrived on the front porch today. When I unpacked it, it was the fragrant basil that motivated me to think of pesto.

Pesto- yes or no?

Pesto tossed on spaghetti.
Bottom right corner. Fresh basil

Purple Things July 2012

Rainbow Jello made in layers in a Bundt pan.

Reblogged from July 2012 there used to be weekly word challenges. If you’ve followed me for a time you may remember these images.

I enjoyed participating, coming up with photos to match the word of the week.

July 2012-

What I discovered is I shoot a lot of red.

I blurred my eyes to spot purple in the archives.

Yes, I  made the rainbow jello to photograph.  It took 5 hours. I got the recipe from my daughter Laura who found it on the web here 

The one pictured is not spiked and no one ate it either.  It is still in my freezer to slice and photograph with light coming through the jello like stained glass.

Purple views, white balance setting askew but it works for the challenge.

A compendium of purple.

Fellow bloggers links are at the Daily Post at WordPress. (Thanks to Jo I know how to get on the list now.)

and the cake is by Aubrey’s Bakery in Steubenville Ohio for Justin and Vicky’s wedding

Roasted Mushroom Ravioli

Roasted mushroom ravioli – From Leonard Labriola’s Italian Store on Freeport Road.

I boiled it in salted water first. Seven minutes maybe. Drained. Sautéed in pan with chopped portabellas cooked in olive oil and a bit of butter and garlic.

Annual Gift of Organic Garlic

I can count on my brother to ship the most delicious garlic. He grows it in Okanogan, Washington and sends it to me in Pittsburgh. So fresh and aromatic when roasted, sautéed, baked, minced, smashed, rubbed- you name it! Thanks David. ❤️

I’ll have to ask him which varieties he grew this year

Happy Birthday to my Brother

David grows the best raspberries. And The best garlic. You’ve seen the garlic on the blog before. He’s an excellent gardener, working long and hard hours every day.

I’ve stood in his garden by the raspberry canes. Picked the delicious berries. Nothing like eating a berry warmed in the sun. I can eat about as many as I put in the pail.

Happy Birthday David.

Xxoo Ruth

Summer Supper

The recipe from my Clarion PA neighbor, Nell Miller, was called Poor Man Meatballs.

No meat was involved.

Take 3 zucchini and grate or use food processor. Tip bowl to let moisture run off and discard. Get zucchini as dry as you can.

Add an egg

and about 3/4 c Italian Bread crumbs. Add a minced garlic clove or two

Salt and pepper let sit a few minutes. Form in patties.

Sauté in olive oil ‘til brown on both sides. Cast iron skillet works wonderfully. Freshly grated Parmesan is always welcome

A little heavy on the crumbs this batch. Zucchini can be so wet, drain off what liquid you can.

Milestone Birthday Wishes

My brother and I are 4,937 miles apart today, on his milestone birthday-also Flag Day in the USA.

A nine hour time difference between Okanogan WA and Berlin. I’m posting birthday greetings as he celebrates so far away.

Today’s photo was taken last Saturday at the Winterfeld Market Platz.

Garlic grown in Poland

At the end of the summer my brother always ships me a box of organic garlic that he’s grown and it’s so fresh and delicious.

Happy Birthday David!  Lots of love, Ruthie

An old pic from Twisp WA in Hank’s Market