Purple Allium in the Bohemian Cottage Garden

The “Trouble Spot” in the Garden

Purple Allium in the Bohemian Cottage Garden

Allium are fun to watch as they make the slow progress of blooming

The Bohemian Cottage garden is ever changing come midsummer. Some of the blooms from early spring have made their stunning show, while others are just now making an appearance, like these purple alliums. These Allium are growing in a corner of the garden that has been particularly troublesome. I would say that in the 5 years here at Bohemian Cottage, this is the best for that spot. I have also planted a circus tent petunia, delphinium, blue asters and salvia. There are also several gladiolas coming up from bulbs I planted last year. I thought that gladiolas were annuals unless taken out of the ground and stored, but these have proven to be tough Colorado hearty gladiolas! (read more)

MelindaThe “Trouble Spot” in the Garden
Hummus Dip with Pine Nuts and Red Pepper Recipe. Bohemian Cottage

Classic Hummus Dip

Classic Hummus Dip. Bohemiancottage.com

I went with a fairly traditional version of hummus for the bohemian tea party.

Hummus Dip with Pine Nuts and Red Pepper Recipe. Bohemian Cottage

Classic Hummus Dip with Pine Nuts and Red Pepper

I am lucky to have kids that are adventurous eaters from the time they were little. Perhaps it was just what they were exposed to and what they are used to having that have given them their advanced palates for trying new things. Hummus happens to be one of those easy classic dips that they have liked from the first time they tried it. We usually have some on hand to dip veggies and pretzel chips into for a healthy snack. Often times with tight schedules I don’ t take the time to make it from scratch, even though it is not really hard to make. It is the cleaning of the blender that usually makes up my mind to buy the various store bought brands available. If you are thinking of throwing your own bohemian tea party or other gathering and are tight on time, there are many good pre made versions out there. But if you prefer to make it yourself so you can add whatever ingredients that you want to put your personal twist on it, go for it! Here is the recipe I used for our party. It made a thick and fairly chunky version, though you can make it smoother to your preference. (read more)

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Chicken Caprese Pizza from bohemiancottage.com

Caprese Chicken Pizza

Chicken Caprese Pizza. Bohemiancottage.com

Easy and Healthy Chicken Caprese Pizza.

Browsing magazines never fails to make me inspired. Whether its a craft or a dinner, magazines are full of opportunities. ¬†I came across a picture of ¬†chicken caprese pizza in seventeen magazine. This seemed like the perfect meal to satisfy the appetite of the picky eaters of our house, while still keeping it healthy. This pizza is truly easy to make and will make everyone’s mouth water.


Pizza dough. We used pre-made dough.

1 Roma tomato- sliced

Shredded mozzarella- 1 cup

1 grilled chicken breast- sliced (read more)

MelindaCaprese Chicken Pizza