Friday, July 23, 2010

Night of the Living Tomato Plants

Holy Tomato Plants!!!! I didn't expect this, and am already chastising myself for not caging these beasts early in spring. Those huge bushy things in the front are Basil. Things in the pots are various herbs.
Here are a few flowers that a friend gave me. Wasn't sure if they would live cause they were close to dead when I transplanted. But...ta da! Rebechia, Echinacia, and Nasturtium. Pardon the weeds...Tomato Recipes to follow. 

Monday, July 12, 2010

Garlic Basil Toast with Robots

It's not that we never's just that I let my friends do the hard work of discovering new recipes, and then make what they made;) But, a week or so ago, we made this:
Slice French or Italian bread, arrange on a cookie sheet. 
In a small bowl, mix:
1 stick of butter softened
a bunch of garlic to taste (2-4 cloves?)
Parmesan cheese (a handful?)
salt and pepper
a large handful of chopped herbs from your garden (probably like...3 Tablespoons when chopped)
this time I used: Thyme, Basil, Oregano and Rosemary. Less of the others, more of Basil. 

Spread a ridiculous amount of the butter mixture on each piece of toast, then bake at 350 center rack for 10 min. Since we're not doing rocket science or experiments for the government, you can just put in a pinch of this, a handful of that, I love this kind of thing.