Saturday, June 26, 2010

First Harvest of the Season

My little container garden has yielded its first little harvest of the season.  I've got some lettuce, spinach and basil which I used to make a couple "big" salads this week.

I also used the basil to make some pesto.  I marinated a couple chicken breasts in the pesto and broiled it (still out of propane for the grill).  I added the leftover chicken to the big salad, which made it all the more tasty.

Do you remember the rocking chair I painted?  Here it is up on my front porch.  I've been to several stores and I can't find the exact pillows to help set it off.  Originally, I was thinking about a green and white stripe.

Yesterday I was looking online and found these pillows at Target.  They are quite different from what I had in my minds eye, but that's what I think I like about them now.  Very different.

What do you think?

New pictures of Luke soon.  He's just a smiling fool.


  1. Yum on the garden! We are growing tomatoes but haven't gotten any! I have a start of thyme growing in my window but who knows if it will grow. I don't really have a green thumb unless its a hearty one that comes back each year.

  2. I love homemade pesto. I have some basil in my container but it's not spreading to much. Love the pillows.
    Thanks for stopping over. I read the Shell Seekers years ago too. Can't wait to get back into it!

  3. I like the pillows but some color would be nice, too. Cheers from Philadelphia!

  4. I love pesto! I think putting it on chicken would be fabulous! I will have to try that sometime!

  5. Yum, looks like you're having all kinds of fun!

    I am a sucker for black and white, and anything monochromatic as well. However, I would tend to agree that some color would be really nice on your really pretty front porch!

    Can't wait to hear about your haircut!

  6. So jealous of your lettuce!!! ;) Thanks so much for the visit to my blog! :)

  7. Your rocker looks great... reminds me I need to do a touch up coat on mine.
    You mentioned doing green and white stripe pillows, if you would like visit my blog. I did a post on my porch redo in June and I made green and white stripe pillows for my rockers from some sunbrella fabric I found on sale. Annette