Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Photo of the Week

This week is ..."something magical".... and one suggestion was mushrooms.... which can be magical in more ways than one.

Like, ....how 'bout in a great tomato sauce?














... along with some of my own herbs that I am growing on the patio... in a terra cotta pot ...



















This is the second "Basil".  My first guy croaked .... got frostbite or hypothermia or something.  As a matter of fact...I dragged in the pot last night because after our brutally hot days... a rotten cold front blew in yesterday.. and I mean blew...with high winds and even a tornado warning if you please.  Downtown got golf ball sized hail!  We got heavy rain...but, it said cold overnight and I was afraid if he didn't have a sweater on... well, poor little Basil would be too cold.... he looks pretty robust though doesn't he? ... lovely leaves...















Rigatoni ... lovely tomato-y meat sauce with fresh herbs and mushrooms.... two cheeses melted on while baking and then some parmesan sprinkled on top and broiled til bubbly and golden ...mmmmmmmmmmm ......... magical indeed!















Today...more magic.  It is a very cool +9C... raining and windy...  I wimped out on golf and decided to stay home, turn on the oven and bake. Bread dough on the go.... muffins next.... and hey... maybe I'll make fresh soup for supper to go with a slab of fresh bread toasted.   Just more amazing magic in my book .......

14 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

mmmmm - I think I'll just pop over for a visit!! I don't take any chances with my Basil - he lives on the kitchen windowsill!!

Maria said...

You are an amazing and magical person. Looks yummy ... enjoy! Strange weather pattern... that is lovely Calgary. Are you enjoying Stampede week? Hugs

Elenka said...

All my basil, as you put it, croaked. Planted an entire package of seeds and then , when I wasn't looking, something ate it all.

Helena said...

Your food always looks so scrummy!

Sandy said...

The food looks great!!

Serena said...

That food sure looks magical to me.....I'll bet it tastes magical too!

Abi said...

Damn it, I'm hungry now V!!! you are an amazing cook. I wish I could be bothered to bake such works of art. I can't figure out if I'm just lazy, or what, but I hate cooking!

Thanks for all your lovely support with my fundraisng... I sure appreciate it... and yeah, Texas and Mulberry and Paul didn't do a good job at finding your numbers did they!!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I just got back from cycling and that makes me very hungry to look at! We're still in the 30's C here and I'm not complaining. What starts off out your way always makes it here though eventually. Sigh.

Kerry said...

I wanna come to your house and eat, everything looks magically delicious!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Do you think I can hire you as a cook? You make some darn tempting food my friend and it is not fair to make our mouths dribble!!

Sue said...

Magic indeed! Great pics as always Vee! mmmmmmmmmm I can taste that bread and homemade soup! Delish!

Our weather is still way too hot and humid for baking, but boy would I love some home baking at the moment.

Sue:)

Louise said...

My goodness, these are tasty-looking pasta bakes! This is my favourite sort of meal. My OH would love me to make fresh bread just like yours. I think basil will survive longer if sheltered from the elements! x

Linda said...

Oh my.....your food looks scrumptious!
We love basil on top of mozzarella cheese and vine tomatoes - perfection :-)

Beedeebabee said...

Good grief, Vee, your cooking looks as amazing as your artistic creations!!! My mouth is just watering and now I feel a sudden urge to run to the kitchen and throw something in the oven! xo Paulette