So its late in the Summer at Paula’s house and I took a walk around the property this morning to see how things are growing. First stop the catfish pond, which Oprah made famous when she went fishing there with Paula. Early in May I went a bought Lotus and Water Hyacinth for the pond. They have exploded in the pond and the fish have loved hiding under and feeding on them. We also go a surprise from my purchase. Some of the plants had koi fish eggs attached to them. They hatched and we have six eight inch koi living in the pond now. The other fish don’t seem to mind them. I was also at battle with the ducks early spring because they were eating my plants in the pond but the plants are now growing faster than the ducks can eat. I did have to take out the water lilies because they almost ate them to death. I place them in the Koi pond and they have made a come back. I think the pond just looks stunning and all the animals seem to be happy!
Aunt Peggy’s cottage just got 2 new planters for Fall. It’s a great pop of color on her porch and she will be thrilled on her next visit to see them.
Walking thru the Citrus garden all the trees are loaded with fruit. We have Myer Lemons, Lime, Kumquats, Satsuma’s, and Grapefruit. The limes make the best Gin and Tonics I must say! Paula makes a killer sugarfree lemonade with the lemons every year!! We also have tons of pears and figs in that garden.
The Herb garden is out of control! We have enough basil for all of Savannah. The smell is amazing when you walk by. I think we have six different types of basil growing in the garden. My friend Nancy McCarley has been making me amazing pesto with some of the basil. I love it on my sandwiches for lunch or on crackers with a glass of wine.
We got two new members of the family this week too. Meet the Golden Girls, two new golden chickens. These hens have really hit the jackpot at Paula’s hen house!! They have settled in just fine.
I also have to say thanks to Live Oak Orchids of Savannah Paula has the prettiest orchids in the state!! The smell of these is just killer. Paula and I both adore orchids and keep our homes full of them.
So late summer at Paula Deen’s is not a bad place to be to me! Every morning I spend at least 20 minutes walking the grounds and enjoying all the beauty. So take a little time to stop and smell the roses before winter hits.
Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm
Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am
I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am
Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
Carol Bryant in Love at Last on August 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm