watercolor sketch, from inside the original house..corner fireplace The detail on the ceilings was amazing.
Monday, June 24, 2013
This is my winning rose, Abraham Darby. She lives in Denver but used to live in Southern California. I brought her and 4 more roses with me three years ago and hoped they would acclimate to this weird climate.
Just 7 weeks ago we had snow on the ground but it has warmed up since then and all the roses are in beautiful bloom in Denver. There was a rose exhibition at the War Memorial Rose Garden in Littleton on Saturday and yesterday an exhibition/show at the Denver Botanic Gardens so I thought I would give entering my roses in the exhibit and ...
This pretty rose won a first prize!! I also won one second for Paul Bocuse rose....and 3 thirds. I am glad I brought these roses 1000 miles East. They bring me great joy!
Monday, June 17, 2013
Caesar kale, radish and fennel salad:
Good wooden salad bowl
5 cups finely chopped kale..demo on how to remove the rib follows
6-8 radishes, thinly sliced...I used amethyst
1/2 bulb fennel..also thinly sliced
pinch of salt
1 lemon, zest and juice (3 TBS)
1/4 cup olive oil
Toss and put aside
In your wooden salad bowl place
pinch of course salt
1 garlic clove, cut and rubbed into the bowl letting the salt break up the garlic
anchovy paste, about 1/4-1/2 tsp
1 egg yolk...Henny Penny donated to the cause....I'll have the white with breakfast tomorrow
1 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp agave or honey
Whisk the contents of the bowl, then add the kale salad,
Serve on plate
Parmesan cheese, grated over top.
If you are not going to make this dressing this way just toss an alternative dressing over the kale, radishes and fennel. I wouldn't forget the fresh Parm on top
Sunday, June 16, 2013
After filming "Easy Rider" (in parts) here our buddy Dennis Hopper bought this place. Now it is a wonderful place to come and..........
Sunday, June 9, 2013
This has been a rewarding week in the gardens of Denver-mine, the botanic garden and just driving down the neighborhood streets
There were not many lilacs this year because of the last freeze but the irises are magnificent.
This week celebrated some firsts in my garden: First wisteria after planting nearly 3 years ago....nothing like in California but a start none the less. First peony: many neighboring plants are huge and proliferous but I have a couple of white ones....again nearly 3 years after planting and this gorgeous poppy which measures about 8 inches in diameter and is so black in the center it is purple. Patient is not how anyone would describe me but I have found some being a gardener in Denver.
I hope your garden is blooming!