I'm late with my monthly reviews. June came and went; July has passed, as well. This is an easy way to store and share my favorite photos and memories during the year. It's a great and simple way to "scrapbook!" So here are the highlights from these two months.
We've been quite blessed this summer with milder than normal temperatures and humidity for Missouri. Both the vegetable garden and flower beds have really been loving it and so have I!
Tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and green beans, plus lots of herbs!
(Yes, that's a bowlful of basil in back waiting to be transformed into pesto!)
Lots of green beans turned into ...
... canned beans for winter! (I'm up to 20 quarts and 16 pints so far.)
Sweet corn from a generous neighbor! The squirrels got most of ours.
Multi-tasking in the kitchen! This has been my life the last two weeks of July! Making marinara, canning beans, making zucchini relish, plus zucchini cakes and corn to freeze. Oh, and let's not forget I got to pick it all first!!
LOVE my vegetable garden!
I put several tables together over the last two months.
A luscious salad from my Salad Garden!
Lemon Cream Tart with Fresh Berries
Panzanella with Grilled Shrimp
Tomato Pesto and Goat Cheese Tarts
Delicious Calhoun County (Illinois) Peaches!!!
And grillin' outdoors!
We've had a fun June and July, as well! Favorite Son was fortunate to work as a summer field sales intern for a major seed company in our area. He and Wonderful Hubby have enjoyed playing golf and fishing together. Precious Daughter has been home some, too. She brought her boyfriend along one weekend to enjoy our local county fair. My sister, cousin and I even visited her at her house one day.
Some special events
I hosted book club in June where we reviewed the book Bitter Brew
and then had an AB beer tasting!
We hosted our friends from our local bank again but had to bring the picnic inside due to rain. We had a great time with everyone, though!!
Several friends and I visited a local winery and a plant nursery. (Two of my favorite places!! ) :)
Chandler Hill Nursery
These three photos were from Wine Country Gardens,
a lovely event venue.
I bought these tall phlox at Frisella's Nursery
And they found a pretty home in my lily bed.
Wonderful Hubby and I spent a few days along the Great River Road near Grafton and Elsah, Illinois
We enjoyed great weather, beautiful scenery and relaxing time together!
A Few Extra Treats
What a wonderful summer it's been so far! We're looking forward to an Awesome August; hope you are, too!
Thanks for visiting!