Posts Tagged ‘Gardening

Recipe : Garden Fresh Meal

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Just call me Farmer Dizee.  Why?  Because I grew my dinner! (Ok, most of it!)



(You can use more or less depending on your preference.  My meal made two portions):

1 tbs Olive Oil

1 tsp Minced Garlic

1 Zucchini cut into chunks

Cupof Cherry Tomatoes, quartered & seeds removed

7 Leaves of Basil cut up/shredded

Pasta (I used whole wheat)


Cut up all the veggies.  

Put a pot on the stove, add water (I also add salt ), turn on the heat to medium/high

Grab a nice size pan, place it over medium heat and start heating the Olive Oil.  

When the oil is hot, add the garlic for a minute or two.

Stir in Zucchini, let them cook up for a few minutes

Add the Tomatoes, stir and let them cook for a few more minutes.

By now, the water should be boiling, add the pasta and cook per the package (I like Al-Dente or as my husband calls it  ” barely cooked”)

Allow everything to keep cooking, continue to stir.  Stirring is important.  Add the Basil toward the end.

Drain the pasta and add the veggie mixture.

Put it on a plate and eat.  I added some cheese… yum!  


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Long Island Flowers : My Favorite Rose (Crown Princess Margareta)

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You know what they say about roses, right?

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. – Gertrude Stein


A bloom this week on my happy plant!


Which quote were you thinking about?

Anyway – I love my David Austin Crown Princess Margareta English Rose.  LOVE IT!  She (aren’t roses female?) has been growing in my yard since our first summer in our house (’05) & is absolutely beautiful. 

This Rose blooms around my little guys birthday – so end of May thru June and continues to flower for most of the summer (sometimes there are more blooms than others)

I highly recommend this rose for  your garden if you plant her in a spot that gets at least 4-5 hours of sun a day (although mine gets 6-8).  This rose can grow up to 10 feet, so it is great to train it to climb up a wall or, like I did, on an arbor.

Honestly, I don’t do much – just water her when the weather is really hot and we have had no rain.  Actually, she requires less maintenance than my hair…. 



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