It's been a while since I've held a paintbrush and faced a blank canvas.
|I've been busy pat-a-caking with these...|
Lupines aren't native to my part of the world. Except for seeing them in the children's book Miss Rumphius, I'd never even heard
of lupines until five years ago when we took a trip to Maine. To say we loved it would be an understatement. Of all the places we've visited, Maine is at the top of the list for places we want to return to. One unexpected treat was seeing lupines... everywhere! I fell in love with them. It's good that we were on vacation and not in a hurry to get anywhere because we stopped for me to take pictures of them many, many times.
|When you grow the ingredients, the meal always tastes better.|
|Inspiration comes from the herbs: basil, oregano, and chives.|
|Fresh ripe-from-the-garden tomatoes are the base.|
|Chopped onions and maybe some garlic bring out the flavor|
|Blend the tomatoes then let them rest for a few hours. The frothy tomato goodness rises to the top, and the tomato water sinks to the bottom. (Keep that water to boil your noodles in.)|
|Save some for winter...|