Simple Zucchini and Basil Soup

Almost 2lb zucchini and a bunch of basil. Grocery shopping from the backyard.

This zucchini and basil soup recipe is so simple but so good. Even without any cream, it had a rich, creamy texture. I bet it would be good as a chilled soup too.  It was perfect for using our soon-to-be bounty of zucchini and basil.

Zucchini and basil soup.I think we’ll be having this soup a lot this summer. It would probably go well with a simple tomato salad and crusty bread with cheese.


Landscaping: Almost Done!

Landscaping ProgressThe giant vase is put in, there’s a plant in it that we both like, and the pavers have been placed around the path.

Landscaping ProgressMost of the plants in the backyard have been planted. Tomatoes are in pots and the garden bed. The other garden bed has okra, zucchini, bell peppers, sorrel, and chives.

Landscaping ProgressThe back wall of the garden is starting to look nice and green. I hope that decorative plum tree starts filling out a little more and the white bittermelon starts climbing the trellis soon.

Landscaping: The Progress

Our landscapers, who seem great and talented, are definitely meticulous.  The progress is slow going, but I’m liking what I’m seeing so far.

landscapingThe front is looking a bit sparse, but I like the giant vase in the middle. I’m already loving the pavers. Beats having to roll the trashcan over the grass every week!

landscapingThe backyard looks so much better now that there’s an arbor to hide the eyesore of our neighbor’s yard.  I even like the blue painted wall in spite of the neighbor drama surrounding it.