Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Celebration Continues!

Fig, Feta Cheese and Arugula Salad
The Herbal Husband fixed one of my favorite dinners last night.  He made a new salad because of the abundance of figs this year.  It was a fig cut in quarters, feta cheese, arugula and balsamic vinegar and olive oil and a nasturtium flower.  Then we had tuna cakes, potatoes and wax beans from our garden!  Nothing quite like growing and eating your own food!  It was delicious!  Had the last of the apple pie warmed up!  The Herbal Husband is already asking for another pie! 

One of my favorite birthday dinners
 The Herbal Husband cut one of the last 'Brother Cadfael' roses for my birthday and said, "Now you can make your own bouquet!"  So I did!

A Birthday Bouquet!
Besides the 'Brother Cadfael' rose, there is lemon balm, calendula, sunflower, sage, bee balm, oregano, a fennel flower, peppermint, artemesia and, of course, lemon verbena!  A different view from every side!
My birthday is still several days away.  Made dinner reservations at an old restaurant with new owners for Saturday, the Cross Keys Inn.  Have a coupon for my free burger at Red Robin and you get a free sundae as well!  It's a great deal.  We are taking our friends, Jim and Laverne out on Thursday!  Three things Jim loves Laverne, his wife,  the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Hoss's restaurant.  So we will pick them up, get on the Turnpike and go to Hoss's.  Jim was 94 in early August and I'm going to be 29 again!   More exercise to come after all this eating!  Hope you had a great day wherever you may be!  Talk to you later!


Terra said...

Your Herbal Husband created a great salad, very original combinations, and the dinner main courses look scrumptious too. The potatoes are so cute; I have never grown them. Our gophers might like them! My husband is a great chef too, hurray.

Boston Bee said...

Happy almost birthday...Looks so delicious! Right now I am cooking homemade pilaf which is probably burning! ;)Bon Appetit!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

happy 29th..again
too funny

the salad looks wonderful....

are you going to make another pie?

kary and teddy

lemonverbenalady said...

Always good to have food cooked for you! When I have to cook, I forget that it's my turn! Very spoiled! We don't have gophers, Terra! Homegrown potatoes are so delicious!

I'm sure the pilaf was delicious, Alyssa! Thanks for the birthday wishes!

The salad was very, very good! The figs have been amazing this year! I'm going to have to make another pie, Kary! Too many apples! It's a good thing! Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Thanks for stopping by ladies and Teddy!