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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Farmhouse Kitchen Last Night

last night while waiting for water to boil for corn i took a picture of my celing over my kitchen sink...

my sunflowers are really in full swing...i actually had to cut some to be able to get in the kitchen door...these are in my kitchen

a close-up with the macro lens

growing out by the kitchen door...

i love them as they fade...

my foxglove

my helanium...probably spelled this wrong...i am on an orange flower kick as we head into august....

see TEDDY...see what he has...it's a cob of corn...i went outside to shuck some and as soon as i turned my back...BOOM. somebody grabbed an ear of corn...he shucked it and ate it...not even kidding you .... what ya looking at mom ? i know i am his mom and i think he is REALLY cute...but if you have a minute click for a close up !!!!

i guess i put up the shot over the sink twice... don't know how to erase it so it's staying...

the other day we had lunch at a place in SHELL BEACH called DePalo & Sons. i had the tortelloni salad..and it was GOOD...

i tried to make it for us last night...

kary's tortelloni salad

1 package trader jo's pesto tortelloni

about 1/2 cup feta cheese

about 1/2 cup kalamata olives

about 1/2 cup diced sun dried tomatoes

about 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

about 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

olive oil and a splash of white vinegar. don't use balsamic..it turns the salad dark

a handful of chopped italian parsley

a handful of chopped basil

salt and pepper to taste

boil and cook tortelloni till cooked

add to a bowl with all other ingredients

toss and serve

we had bbqed chicken and boiled corn on the cob to go with it

hmmmm...which one for tonight ?

aren't these cute...i got them at michaels the other day...i think i'll make cupcakes tomorrow...

made a stop to the AVILA BARN and got an OLALLIEBERRY PIE...

the perfect finish to the PERFECT SUMMER NIGHT ...