Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Garden Fresh

We've been taking advantage of all the fresh veggies that summer brings...and I love it!  Many recent dinners have included a mix of veggies sauteed in some olive oil.  This particular night we added a splash of balsamic vinegar and freshly ground black pepper.  YUM! 
(zucchini, yellow squash, vidalia onion, red pepper, green pepper, cherry tomatoes)
I love the colors!

Our garden is producing some terrific tomatoes this summer...Cherry, Grape and Roma.  I love home-grown tomatoes.  Don't they just taste so much better? 

(Providence Produce)
Unfortunately, the rest of our garden is not doing so hot.  We've managed to get a few yellow squash and we have a few green peppers that are almost ready to be picked but that's about it.  We're not sure what has gone wrong with the garden this summer.  It's kind of disappointing. 

But we have good friends who are sharing with us, plus a wonderful produce stand just up the street with really good prices. 

Do you have a backyard garden?  I'd love to know what you are cooking up with your summer veggies!
Tonight's dinner for us...grilled chicken on top of garden fresh salads :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tie Dye Day

The kids and I took advantage of a sale at A.C. Moore and bought all the supplies we needed for some tie-dye fun.  I've always loved tie-dye t-shirts but hadn't done it in years.  We had a great time!


It was hard to wait until the next day to see our creations.  A little pool time in the morning helped to distract! 

Here are all of the colorful creations after we unwrapped them.  So cool!

Oops...didn't pay attention to the dog.  She got a little too close to our wet shirts and now has a nice blue streak of fur!

We are loving our new summertime shirts!

I've added this post to Amanda's Weekend Bloggy Reading...