Shared Summer Harvest

Come January we’ll be longing for these tomatoes. The taste of summer.

My friend R stopped by the other evening and shared these fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes.  Just picked!

Olive oil, chunky chopped onions and a couple of garlic cloves. Threw in the remaining cherry tomatoes (we’d been popping them in our mouths, unadorned)

Black beans and rice.  Mmmmmmmm.

Uncle Frank’s Low Rider 1963 Impala

Uncle Frank gets a lot of satisfaction  from restoring vintage cars,

He is a grand master of restoration.

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He was showing Michael and Jack how the car lowered down

 

 

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Here is Uncle Frank with his latest acquisition- 1963 Chevy

 

IMG_2940You’ve seen this one before on the blog

https://rutheh.com/2011/09/16/uncle-frank-put-the-engine-in-the-1953-chevy/

https://rutheh.com/2013/08/28/remember-uncle-franks-53-chevy/

See his 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria

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And  his 1933 Plymouth

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Views from Fineview

Fineview is certainly named appropriately. It is a fine view from this vantage point.

A neighborhood I’d not visited before…went there with a fellow artist J. on Saturday night.  Pittsburgh from the North Side of the city.

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Zucchini and Fresh Tomatoes Hint of Summer

Nell Miller’s Poor Man Meatballs

Three zucchini, grated and drained

Add a couple of eggs and a cup of Italian bread crumbs -salt and pepper

I tilt the bowl so excess liquid pools and can be removed

Mince by hand or whir a few garlic cloves in the food processor

Heat up the cast iron skillet. Add olive oil.

Shape and brown.

Tonight I added fresh grape cherry tomato sauce on the side.  Grate some Parmesan

tastes like summer

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Do you think it’s time to clean off the front porch?

Do you think it’s time to clean off the front porch?  Past the time for a good Spring cleaning? This is just one swipe off the circular plastic tabletop!

Looking forward to spending time on the front porch- reading, knitting, sipping tea or lemonade,  serving guests supper, remembering happy occasions celebrated on the front porch. One of my favorite parts of my home.  Have to run and clean up the rest of it, spiderwebs and dried leaves. IMG_6716IMG_6718IMG_6719

Below-See snippets from older  blog posts tagged “front porch”

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Kennywood Water Rides

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Great, on a hot summer day.

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My DIL on the Log Flume (and various family members)

 

The Pittsburgh Plunge below

 

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Yes, you get absolutely soaked to the skin.

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What I’ll long for, come winter

In February,  I’ll be filled with Nostalgia for a vine ripened summer tomato. You can taste the sun. A little salt and freshly ground pepper bring out the flavor.

My sister bought this one at the Union Square market today. Booths were filled with pumpkins, gourds and jugs of apple cider.

There’s no replacement for a summer tomato.

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