Thursday, 8 October 2009

tabelscape thursday - Rays of Yellow - Vegetable soup with Pesto

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting another Tablescape Thursday. Please go over to her site and check out the other great tablescapes.

it is still very warm here, today we touched 28° at noon, and that doesn't make it easy
trekking :))
anyway, my guests were happy, the walk relaxing and interesting.
we start as strangers, and we part as friends. :))
exchanging emails and promises we'll see again.
I do love this job as a trekking guide! :)))

my bushes of Chrysanthemum coronarium L. are in full bloom, and sprinkle rays of yellow
in my garden.
they are blooming virtually from March to November. of course, in July and August they don't catch your eye like they do now, when mostly else are fading away.
so, why not pick a bunch of them and make a table decoration? :)
when they're withered, cut away the last piece of the branch, take away some leaves at the end and plant in a pot. it is a very easy way to get plants from these cuttings.

rays of yellow

these did brightnen up our simple soup the other day :)

vegetable soup with Pesto

minestrone con pesto

you need:
1 onion
1 piece of leek
1 piece of sellery
2 carrots
1 clove of garlic
2 zucchini
150gr of grean beans (spring beans)
1 potato
extravergin olive oil
6 cups of water
con pesto
for the pesto:
1 garlic clove
15gr of fresh basil leaves
80gr of parmigiano reggiano cheese
4 tblsp extravergin olive oil.
put some oil in a big pot, add the chopped onion and leek .
the add the garlic clove, and the carrots cut in slices.
let cook for 5 min, stirring all the time.
add the rest of the vegetabels and the water.
close with a pot cover and let cook gently for 25min ca.
in the meanwhile prepare the pesto:
put the basil, the garlic clove and the parmigiano in a mixer
and while mixing add a oil, until you have a fine cream.
usually the pesto contains also pines, but in this case we do without.
when the soup is ready, pour in bowls and add the pesto and serve immediately.


chrysantheum coronarium

I found this common names of the Chrysantheum:
crown daisy
garland chrysanthemum


  1. Love all the yellow! That soup looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi greetings:)

    Very interesting recipe and lovely photos. The flowers are very beautiful. Very informative and useful post.

    Have a wonderful day:)

  3. Lovely photos! Beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing.

  4. What a cheerful tablecloth and flowers!

  5. Beautiful post. I always enjoy seeing colorful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Those flowers are gorgeous! So pretty for fall!


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