Wednesday, August 10, 2011

AUGUST

After four weeks of sailing in Maine we came home to find the farm stands full of not only almost everything in season when we left but also corn and all kinds and colors of peppers and tomatoes.

We also returned a green yard with not much in bloom. I was about to pick more Andromeda for our table when I came across an herb boquet at a local farm stand. Billed as "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (with Miniature Marigolds, Chive, Mint and Garlic Blossoms)", this makes a perfect August centerpiece.  For the past few years I have used potted herbs for centerpieces on our outdoor tables (bringing them indoors in the winter) and often take a bunch of basil, parsley and sage in a ceramic mustard jar to the boat, but this bouquet takes the concept to the next level.

We will enjoy the bouquet as we also enjoy eating a lot of corn, tomatoes and especially Tomato Paella and Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes during the next several weeks.

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