If you think I am spending lots of time in Chestnut Cottage’s garden, you would be correct! This is definitely my favorite time in the garden and I finally got all of my herbs in the ground.
After a long day in the garden on Saturday, I decided to make a simple dinner and use some of my herbs. As I was working in the garden and passing the herbs, I kept smelling the basil and rosemary. So I decided to make one of my husband’s favorites…a Caprese Salad. I had purchased some heirloom tomatoes yesterday at the farmer’s market , along with some fresh mozzarella.
And this morning at a local market, I found some wonderful wild Scottish salmon! So there was another opportunity to use some of my herbs…rosemary and lemon thyme! A nice simple dinner at Chestnut Cottage- Roasted Scottish Salmon, green beans, and a caprese salad. Topped off with a nice bottle of French white burgundy!
Not a bad way to spend a Saturday evening after a day in the garden. But the question of the day was…TO STACK OR TO FAN!!
I just couldn’t decide, so I did one caprese stacked and one fanned! Of course Wells chose the fanned variety (more tomatoes and mozzarella!).
For me, gardening is such a joy and in that I don’t grow vegetable, using my herbs is double the pleasure! And on Sunday, I had a lovely surprise for Mother’s Day! I looked out in the garden and…I had a peony blooming! And iris, and foxgloves, and lupines. Oh my, so I made myself a Mother’s Day flower arrangement in one of my favorite flow blue vases. A garden is a true gift!