Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Silence (with words)

This was our kitchen island yesterday after my husband came in from the garden. With the freshly picked roma tomatoes, I made a wonderful Pico de Gallo [recipe] and we took several of the tomatoes to my in-laws house in NJ.

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Warm and humid here in Maryland on this beautiful Sunday, but the house is still staying pretty cool. I think it’s the 3-foot thick stone walls, combined with the closing of the drapes and windows as the sun comes round the house.

I’d like to give a huge thank you this morning to Sharon of [A New England Life] for teaching me a bit about html coding. Thanks to her, I was able to change my [Picture A Day] photo blog into a format that I like much better. It’s still the same old me, but the photos are bigger and the sides have the spacing that I wanted. So thanks, Sharon, for your patience.

And in the top left hand corner of the picture above, I’d like to point out yet another batch of cookies that my husband started. I swear, he’s going to turn me into a . . .

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But I will choose to just think of it as being really cool. Like a cool cat. Yeah. That’s me. Ha!

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

22 comments:

Sarah aka "Elliemae" said...

The squash and corn look fantastic too! Wondering what kind of cookies he was making....yum.

Deb said...

Happy Sunday, Kate!

xoxo

d e b

Living on the Spit said...

I want to eat with you tonight!!! I am in veggie heaven staring at these miracles of growth.

I want dirt...lots of it and I want to be a farmer...with a dog like George.

The Weaver of Grass said...

If only you could see the pathetic corn we grow here in UK, Kate! Yours looks magnificent - as do all the tomatoes.

Hilary said...

I checked out your photos....and they ARE really nice that size.
Was it hard to do????
I have a bunch of pots filled with cilantro.....so now you have me salivating for pico de gallo.
I will be a fat cool cat right along with you.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Sharon is one of my favorite bloggers! In fact she's awesome.

Your veggies look WONDERFUL, Kate!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

The Good Life in Virginia said...

look at all those wonderful garden delights...i love yellow squash and fresh tomatoes...the best ever.
enjoy your bounty.

have a lovely evening kate.

Mary said...

OK, so here is the question: Are Maryland tomatoes as good as Jersey tomatoes? ;)

My mouth is watering.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Those tomatoes are gorgeous. Put the cherry ones (whole), some jalapenos (thickly sliced, seeds and all) and a handful of cilantro in a blender. Whirl it around and out comes the best salsa in the world. It's easy as pie.

Had some for breakfast this morning. The breakfast of champions, chips and salsa.

Mental P Mama said...

That garden is going to be producing lots of goodies!

A New England Life said...

Kate you are too kind. I will gladly help you anytime as I know you would do the same if I needed it. The best thing is that we BOTH learned something!

Look at all those wonderful veggies! I'm about to make a Zucchini/Summer Squash/Tomato-Basil mixture on the stove. Then serve it over brown rice with Parmesan Cheese on top. Too yummy! And healthy.

I think your husband has the right idea balancing out all those veggies with CC Cookies ; )

Sharon

Shelley said...

Your veggies are picture perfect and I bet they are yummy too!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

all that looks just delish on your counter :)

Som mine dager er said...

Ah, I would like to have a garden too, where I can go pick my own vegetables and cook.

Thank's again for all your sweet and lovely comments, which really brighten my days. I send you a warm hug all the way from rainy Norway ;-)

Marit

Laura @ OurHouseOfJoyfulNoise.com said...

Wow...I hope our gardens harvest a crop like that in time! This is our first year with gardens...and our tomoatoes are just growing. We've been able to pick summer squash and zucchinis so far, and some strawberries back in June. Cucumbers are growing too. We're very excited and almost shocked we're successful gardeners, being so new at it. (Don't tell me a rock could grow a vegetable garden....you'd burst my bubble. lol)
Listen....after eating some of your vegetables, feel free to have a cookie! : )

Louise said...

Oh,so jealous! Beautiful captures that make my mouth water!

Donalyn said...

cookies? what kind of cookies? Love seeing all of those lovely veggies - can't believe how far ahead of us you are down there. With how cold it has been, we are going to have very few tomatoes this year. I could supply an Army regiment with cucumbers though!

Char said...

yummy looking veggies and I so would love some fresh baked cookies right now

noble pig said...

WOW, WHAT BOUNTY! Lucky you.

foolery said...

I had a home-grown 'mater for lunch, whole. MMMMMMMMMMM. And pico de gallo is my absolute favorite!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I am jealous! My tomato plants died with a cold front that came through and way too much rain. Had to let the few I got ripen on the counter and that is just not the same!

TSannie said...

I just love your words.