Sunday, August 26, 2012

Impatience...A Flower of My Past

For the past 4 years, I had been planting Impatience
along my garden room and deck.  At least 11 trays of 48
plants were planted each year in this beautiful space.
You can do the math!

This year however; the man at the greenhouse told
me of a blight that had infected the Impatience.  He
suggested trying Begonias.  I was very reluctant to do so
but I am glad I did!.  The Begonias filled in beautifully. 
During this summer of much drought and heat, these plants held
up under these extreme conditions.

So...before planting impatience and taking the
chance of having them not survive and infect your soil,
please consider Begonias!  They are so lovely, colorful,
hardy and show off their blooms for all to see!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Two Sisters Boutique

This lovely garden basket purse is now available on our website
Go to the Contact US page and click on
Two Sisters Boutique
Regular Price $220.00
Sale Price $150.00
Plus shipping
Email first as quantities are limited!

The same thing goes for this gem of a bag!  It makes a
wonderful gift for the person that appreciates beautiful
things.  Please check out our website.  We accept PayPal!
Or...if you are local email and we can arrange delivery!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Don't forget the "APPLE" for the teacher!

Back to school...Have a wonderful school year!
A new beginning is at hand.  Make the most of it!
Don't forget to bring an apple to your teacher!
Teachers are still charmed by this old fashioned tradition.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How Sweet It Is!

Go back in time to a childhood favorite of ours.
Since 1952 Cape Cod Salt Water Taffy has been
satisfying the sweet pallets of every child and adult.

No need to melts in your mouth!
Can't get to the Cape?  No problem.  They ship anywhere!
#984, Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA on Cape Cod

It's a Peachy Time of Year!

Carlson Orchards in Harvard, Massachusetts
celebrated their 10th Annual Peach Festival this past
Carlson Orchards
115 Oak Hill Road
Harvard, MA 01451

Currently, pick your own blueberries and peaches
is taking place. can pick your own peaches right out of
the refrigerated case!

Enjoy salsas, jams and sauces all using
peaches made locally!

Yum...warm peach cobbler was waiting for hungry
customers like Nancy!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Let's see...What's in the garden?

A bumper crop of zucchini cut into small pieces,
grape and cherry tomatoes cut in half,
chopped red bell pepper, sliced red onion,
a clove of chopped garlic, drizzle with olive oil
 and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake at 400 degrees about 40 minutes.

This is what you end up with a yummy side-dish!

Palm Beach, Newport...Take Your Pick!

Nancy stands outside one of three Newport, RI
locations of "SEQUIN"!
Colorful and affordable costume jewelry for the
preppy, sophisticated set!

Decisions, want them all!

Necklaces, earrings and bracelets are available
in fabulous colors that compliment every outfit!
I love them all!
Can you choose?
182 Bellevue Avenue
119 BellevueAvenue
474 Thames Street
All in Newport!
Other locations in Palm Beach and Chicago
with another store opening in NYC around the holidays!
Visit them all!

Friday, August 10, 2012

International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum - Newport, Rhode Island

Not far from the waterfront, this lovely facility is
a place you shouldn't miss.

Walking along Bellevue Avenue,
The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum is
centrally located with parking across the street!

Tradition, whether it be in the form of grass courts
or tennis whites are the standard around here!

The elegant sport of can play your entire life!
Don't forget your "whites"!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Penne Rigate with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

1/3 cup pine nuts 
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese    
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
4 tbsp. olive oil
12 oz. penne rigate or linguine
ground black pepper
basil leaves to garnish
coarsely shaved Parmesan cheese to serve

1.  Put pine nuts in non-stick frying pan.  Toss over medium heat for 1 - 2 minutes, or until nuts    
are golden. 
2.  Put nuts, Parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and pepper into food processor.  Process until finely chopped.
3.  Gradually add olive oil through the feeder tube, processing until ingredients form a smooth   looking paste.  
4.  Bring pot of lightly salted water to boil and cook the pasta until al dente.  Reserve about 1 cup of cooking water.  Drain pasta.  Turn the pasta into a warmed bowl, add the pesto and a few spoonfuls of hot water and toss well.  More water can be added if needed.  Toss well.  
Serve garnished with basil leaves and shaved Parmesan cheese. 
Serves 4

Cook's Tip
You can make this pesto up to 2 days in advance.  Keep in refrigerator until ready to use.  Place in a bowl, pour a thin film of olive oil over the pesto.  Cover the bowl tightly.