Garden Art

May 26th

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I know. I know. Another post with tomato photos. Trust me, even I’m getting sick of these. Humor me with one more week of celebrating the joy that is having a mighty little garden.  (How fun is that banana leaf platter my mama bought me when we were in Mexico for Christmas? Matty took it upon himself to fill it with the garden’s pick of the day.)

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You mean you don’t display tomatoes in your living room like art?

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Trust me, the hilarity of this nonsense has kept me going during a week of few other indulgences. I’m trying to get back into running and swimming shape. Without changes to my diet too, this will take exponentially longer than it should. So, we are eating a lot of steamed fish and veggies. And I’m taking walks in the evening to keep my hands out of the freezer and away from the ice cream.

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Thankfully tonight is book club. I’m hosting and very much looking forward to turning this ball of dough and a bucket of those tomatoes into some fantastic margherita pizza, with basil from the garden. Considering I didn’t come close to finishing the book, I’m going to woo the members with food, wine and peach cobbler instead.

Today’s motto: “I smell like chlorine. I deserve a little pizza.”

~K

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8 Responses

  1. “I smell like chlorine. I deserve a little pizza.” Love it! And that platter is lovely on its own … but on that table (you recently redecorated lately that nook, right?) … perfection!

  2. Bonnie May 26, 2010

    The fish & asparagus din-din needs a sliced tomatoe or two…………..
    ha,
    Bonnie

  3. How fun! I wish I could come to the book club!
    I’m trying to run more too and get in shape…..nights are the most difficult time. Love the tomato art!!!!!!!!!

  4. Love that platter! And good luck with the swimming and such. Maybe replace the ice cream with frozen yogurt, because everyone deserves a little treat now and then. 🙂 And it won’t totally blow your other goals. Or at least, that is what I tell myself. LOL.

  5. Karel aka SWS aka Moms May 26, 2010

    Well, yes, I would display my tomatoes in my living room if I had THOSE tomatoes! They look very artsy on that platter.
    Moms

  6. Well, yum, I wish I was in your book club. I love, love, love your platter!

  7. I need to lay off the ice cream too! Sadly it’s just getting to ice cream weather here in the Northeast! 🙁 More running, less ice cream. 🙁

  8. I’m thinking those tomatoes are quite the centerpiece!! We have a bunch growning now, so exciting!! I bought another bush today, one with cherry tomatoes I think (looks like it from the picture).

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