Good Karma

Montreal:
Photo by Bruce Barone.
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At Mittineague Park

At the park
down the street
from where
we live
a few nights ago
after a storm
Mittineague Park. West Springfield, Massachusetts. Photo by Bruce Barone.
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Tomato, Lettuce, Lemonade & Fine Art Photography Stand

James Underwood Crockett, writing in “Crockett’s Victory Garden: “Sometimes the vines of caged tomatoes will grow right up over the top of the cages in July, which means too much of the plants’ energy is going into the foliage and not enough into the fruit. I follow the lead of commercial growers and cut back any of the tall stems that overstep the bounds of the cage” I have three plants caged and staked and three simply staked. And yesterday, I did cut the tops off and I was a bit sad as there was fruit on the top. In fact, I have so many tomatoes (6 different varieties) about to ripen I just might open a “Tomato, Lettuce, Lemonade, and Fine Art Photography Stand!!!
Self Portrait. July 27, 2011. The Continued Staking of the Tomato Plants.
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Portrait of a Young Woman

This young woman 
was so wonderful
to photograph
Photo by Bruce Barone.  
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The Rain

Today, first clouds
then rain
Birdbath in Our Front Yard Garden. Photo by Bruce Barone.
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Guacamole

This is a great recipe from one of my favorite summer cookbooks, “The Cuisine of California” by Diane Rossen Worthington.

Photo by Bruce Barone.

Ingredients

1 California chile (I used a Jalapeno from my garden.)
2 very rip avocados
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (I used a bit more.)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped (I did not peel them.)
2 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro

Directions

1. To peel chile, place on broiler pan and broil approximately 6 inches from heat until blackened on all side. Use tongs to turn chile. NOTE: I used my grill outside.
2. Put chile in a plastic bag and close tightly. Let rest for 10 minutes.
3. Remove chile from bag, drain and peel off skin. Make a slit in chile and open it up. Core, cut off stem, scrape off seeds and ribs and coarsely chop.
4. In a medium bowl, mash avocado flesh with fork until soft and pureed. (I leave some chunks in it.)
5. Add lemon juice, onion, chile, cumin and salt and mix to combine. Gently mix in tomatoes and cilantro.

YUM!

The Daisies Are Dying

but they are still beautiful
Photo by Bruce Barone.
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Indoor Gardening

Yes, it is hot here in New England.
I don’t really mind the heat.
But it was rather uncomfortable
to garden.
So I watched
my garden from my study window:
Bruce’ Garden from Bruce’s Office. Photo by Bruce Barone.
Later in the day
I did spend time in the garden
and the birds did too
enjoying the sprinkler:
Bird on a Shovel in Garden. Photo by Bruce Barone.
And you?
I would love to hear from you!
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Grilled Sockeye Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce

Photo by Bruce Barone.

Simple and delicious!!!

Sockeye Salmon with cucumber dill sauce, salad, and grilled chipotle corn.

For the sauce: peeled, seeded and chopped cucumber; 1/2 cup sour cream; 1/2 tsp sugar; some Dijon mustard; 1/8 tsp salt; 1/8 tsp white pepper; zest of one lemon; 1 tbl dried dill.