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Thoughts from the Cottage…

June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It is believed that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, who is the wife of Jupiter and is also equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. Another belief is that the month’s name comes from the Latin work iuniores which means “younger ones”.  Personally, I love the joyous burst of colors and the warmer air!

June Parade  …

Summer is the time for late night,warm evenings and nasty bug bites! Take a stand against those nasty winged beast that only Dracula can love. Stifle the spread and eliminate standing water, which they require for reproduction - stop them from spreading and enjoy your summer nights!

Nasty Mosquito…

the bad boy of insects!

Summer Has Arrived!

June 2015

May flower season begins with tulips



For the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, basil and salt.

For the squash, heat a large skillet (cast iron is best) until very hot. Place squash in pan and sear over high heat, until blackened, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip onto other side and sear additional 2 to 3 minutes, until both sides are blackened.

Place zucchini on a large platter. Spoon vinaigrette over zucchini. Serve warm.

grilled vegetables

Summer Squash

Pan-Seared Summer Squash with Basil and Lemon Vinaigrette

Places to go and things to do! Now is the time to start acting on that list.

Kitchen Garden

Summer Bucket List:

Lavender - Natures bug repellant