Green Monday

I've been in a very "green" mood lately, but not because I'm filled with envy! No, I'm feeling green because everywhere I look this time of year, it's the color I see.

Seeing the beautiful color green that mother nature has painted all over my yard, I'm instantly taken to a mood of peace. Green, to me, symbolizes: Life, Freshness, Earthy, Goodness. I really like all of those things.

I just wanted to share a bit of that green with you today to hopefully breathe some "life" into your morning. We all know that Monday mornings usually need it!

Our beautiful, shiny green bell peppers are blooming all over. They are one of my favorite veggies. I add them to a lot of my meals.

This is the first year I've grown lemon basil. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful herb! The aroma of the leaves is a beautiful mix of lemon and spice. I just love it.

Hydrangea is one of my very favorite flowers. They are so feminine and pretty. I bought a blue hydrangea bush years ago and we planted it in our backyard. Every year it blooms pink and white, which is pretty enough, but I wanted my blue brilliance back! I read that your soil acidity determines the color of the petals. What a surprise this year when the petals emerged this gorgeous blue!

In about a week, we will have so many zucchini. I can't wait to cook and bake with this versatile squash.

We have so much lettuce and spinach in the garden that Todd the Rabbit is really reaping the benefits of that. Quite the happy rabbit right now..

One of the best parts of summer-the bi-color sweet corn from the local stand on the highway. DELICIOUS!

In keeping with the green theme, I've been experimenting with natural sweetener alternatives to sugar. Stevia has some great possibilities, but it's turning out to be a bit tricky to work with. When I come up with recipes I'm happy with, I'll make sure to share them.


What "green" food are you eating today?


zentmrs said...

We're eating out of our garden too - lots of herbs, sweet and hot peppers, strawberries and corn! We're still waiting for our bell peppers though. Yours look fantastic!

Anna said...

Wow Tanya, your garden is doing well! The deer got into my hydrangea - made me so upset, as I love that flower! :(
Lets see, spinach and broccoli would be the green-ness that we're having today.

debio said...

Hey, Tanya, I made your Zucchini and parm today! Only with the sauted onions I also put in portabella mushrooms! Oh man was that ever good!
Our green was zucchini, green beans, kale, brussel sprouts and lettuce! :)