Friday, June 28, 2013

There is Still Time to Grow Herbs

How I would love to be transported into a scented Elizabethan garden with herbs and honeysuckles, a knot garden and roses clambering over a simple arbor. ~Rosemary Verey

This has been a busy summer and though I sowed some seeds, I didn't plant as many herbs as I wanted.  I realized other gardeners may be in the same boat, and would appreciate a little information on what can be sown in  June and July.  I put together an article here:

There are still a few annual herbs that have time to germinate and grow in your garden this summer, even if you're in a Northern climate.

Enjoy your weekend:)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Favorite Summer Potluck Recipes

My husband can carve a watermelon with precision and creativity. Before he became an RN, he worked in dietary at a nursing home, and always tried to make the meals for the residents special, especially on the holidays. Though he moved on to nursing, he still carves an occasional watermelon for summer parties and special family events.  The fruit varies according to what is in season at the time, and it's always a big hit. This is one of my favorite ways to serve summer fruit.

I also have a few tried and true potluck recipes that have remained keepers in our family over the years.  In this article I share a few of them, and hints for taking the dishes to potlucks. .

I hope your summer gatherings are rain free this year:)