Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The rain is still at it, day three and counting.  On and off down pours last evening made for a bit of difficult driving and some flooding.  Thankfully, it has calmed back to a steady shower. 

Guess the tomatoes and basil have gotten their fill of water.  I usually try planting basil inside in pots and get an ok amount but this year I had planted two plants outside and its amazing.  The plants are large and the flavor of the basil is incredible.  We're enjoying tomato salads almost every day.

Found a new recipe at Kalyn's Kitchen -  Pasta with Hot Italian Sausage, Kale, Garlic, and Red Pepper Flakes ... this is a serious keeper!  I have never used kale before but certainly will now.  Served this with a tomato, onion and basil salad, fresh french bread and it was a feast.  I tried for leftovers but what was there disappeared a short time after dinner.  You gotta try this ... you'll love it.

May you be showered
with blessings.


  1. I planted Basil this year, and I've made pesto with it...oh my so good..it is still coming up and I think next year I'll double up... Have Kale planeted it is still small, I was hoping to use it for a fall / winter crop...we like Kale here...sunny & cool almost fall like (my Favorite)....

  2. I love sauteed kale. We usually get it when we go to a really good Thai restaurant here. It's dark out right now although it shouldn't be. We are having a dust storm. Would much prefer a bit of rain. How great that you found that pretty crochet project in the closet. I'm working up small granny squares right now that will one day be made into a baby blanket. They work up so fast. Enjoy the rain and have a great day. Tammy

  3. That recipe sounds delicious... I will definitely give it a try, thanks for sharing it! Love the little ducky he is so cute!

  4. My basil and other spices smell so good when I water them! But they do seem to thrive much better on rainwater than tap water, don't you think???

  5. Glor, I made this for dinner tonite and Mr. S. loved it... definitely a keeper recipe! Thanks again for sharing it.

  6. Basil and toms grow so well together..:))
    I can't wait for summer, it is raining here today, the east coast is flooded again, strange weather..
    Blessings to you Glor :))