Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Days

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

Another lovely summer day... although we are having a little thunderstorm this evening.

Sorting through collections...
Playing with art supplies...
Searching through recipes still for the perfect cold summer salads!

If you have a favorite that you think Mr. Flea would love...
...send it over!!
We will pick a winner and send an appropriate prize! :)

What have you been up to?


Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Laura ~ Your Posts are Always to Artfully Beautiful.... Thanks for stopping by the other day, I Finally got the new camera cord & was able to upload Studio Photos~ if you get a chance, stop on by ~ Have a Wonderful Week

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Sorry Laura not much going on in the kitchen these days but I am off to work in my garden...yes I know it's dark now....the mosquitos love me!
Sounds like your having fun staying home!

misselaineous said...

Hi Laura, Beautiful photos...simple & elegant. I made a recipe from Giada DiLaurentis for Asian Chicken Salad for my MIL's 90th birthday. It was simple, refreshing and delicious! Had Romaine & Napa cabbage, which I had never tried...carrots, red pepper, chicken, toasted slivered almonds and chow mein noodles. I think you can find the recipe on the Food Network site. It was wonderful! *elaine*

Danielle Combs said...

I just want you to know that your beautiful posts are inspiring me to step it up on my own posting! :)

Enjoy your evening!


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Stunning images!
Hmmmm, how about a nice gazpacho?

Inspired-Simplicity said...

I always look forward to your beautiful photographs. Thanks so much.

The Vintage Attic said...

Love all your beautiful photos like always. I sure hope you share that summer salad when you find it. Love summer fresh foods.


Mystica said...

What is the name of the flowers? I am posting from far away Sri Lanka and have never seen these.

Knicky Knacks said...

Just goes to show you can capture beauty in the simplest of things.

Granny's Place said...

These pictures are so pretty! Thanks for sharing. I just came back from a week at the ALgarve.. so I am doing laundry, ironing etc.
Enjoy your day, Madelon

Temps perdu said...

Stunning images!
Lst night I made sallad, that was a success with Mr. Temps Perdu;)
Copied from my blog:
I placed 3 different salads (incl. wild rucola/ arugula) on plates, I boiled green asparagus in lots of salt and sugar (I hate asparagus that is tasteless) then cut to smaller bits and let cool (if served in salads I prefer it lukewarm), cherry tomatoes, a few leafs of basil, mozzarella, passionfruit and hot smoked salmon. And a glass of cold white wine.



Dorthe said...

Beautifull, beautifull post,
thanks for starting my day, with those lovely photoes.

Lululiz said...

Aaaah, those blooms are the prettiest pink. Lovely photographs.

Bee Lady said...

I have a simple recipe for a cold pasta salad. No specific amounts, just to your taste.

Cook shells or rotini pasta, drain & cool
Fry some crab meat or bay scallops to brown. Let them cool.
Sliver some carrots.
Put that in a big bowl.

Then when you put it in individual serving bowls add,
Italian dressing (I use the Good Seasons kind in the package, that you make)
and some fresh parmesan cheese

When sugar snap peas are in season I add those too.


Julie@beingRUBY said...

OOOH Laura.. the pink flowers are lovely.. but LOVE those grey shells.. just delightful!!! sorry no recipes here!! a boring girl I know.. haha

Have a lovely week xxx Julie

Preppy Mama said...

I always love your photos! I have been searching for cool summer salads myself and I made this one the other night: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/relishes/blueberry-corn-salad/

It was super yummy, even the baby ate it! Enjoy!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Your pictures stop and make me take a breath and feel some peace on an otherwise frenzied day. Thank you. You are gifted.

I made a cold salad, copied from a store, with pasta, fresh basil, grated lemon rind and a lot of fresh parmesan thrown in. I do not measure. Salt and pepper and it was very easy and quite refreshing and delicious!


Irene b said...

hi laura i love all your photo! thnaks for sharing

Susan {Florali} said...

I have been making lots of cold salads using pesto. Sometimes with quiona sometimes pasta. Cook the pasta, let it cool, add pesto and whatever else inspires you--like tomatoes, green beans, kalamata olives...It's really nice if you have basil in your garden or can get it from the farmer's market. happy cooking.

It's me said...

Hi Laura..............beautiful pictures!!! happy summer evening.........hugs from me...Ria...

Ange said...

Oh Laura, I've come back to gorgeous summer days as well. Your flowers are just BEAUTIFUL. I love that shade of pink. Having great fun catching up on all your posts - especially the sea glass. Now I'm hunting for the 'art' posts ;-)

Evi said...

what kind of flower is this? Is it from a bush?
As always, I like your styling. That should be your new job.....stylist for a magazine!!!
That is if you have free time, since you have to spend so much time helping me with my blog, ha ha.
I learned something though,I know now how to leave a comment, finally!!!!!!!!!

Bonjade said...

As always.....a lovely romantic post....
With a touch of pink.......
Love it....fine evening

bikim said...

lovely soft delicate flower! i have it on my garden too!

mary beth said...

As always,a sweet vignette for us! I'm really enjoying all these great salad ideas too..summer is salads! Just what is that pretty pink flower? Love it!

Mélanie A. said...

Love these pink flowers. Your photos are always truly beautiful.
My favorite summer salad is griled pepers with garlic ,it is so mediterranean

Yaya Chique said...

Hey girlfriend!
Lovin' these pics!!! Sounds like you are having a fun filled summer...I am finishing up the final week of Yaya in its present location and getting ready to move it. So, hopefully the time will come when I can sit back and relax for awhile? ;) xo...deb

pam q said...

The perfect summer salad is to take whatever you find in your fridge, throw it in a bowl and eat it up yum!

Accompany with some crackers, cheese and fresh fruit.

No fuss and not much muss.

My favorite!