Saturday, January 08, 2011


"If you want to be happy forever, make a garden."

~ Chinese Proverb

(Papaver orientale)

~ a simple one plate 'happy' supper

1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. Cajun or Creole seasoning
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 pound uncooked large shrimp, shelled, deveined
lemon wedges
French bread

  • Combine first 7 ingredients in 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake until shrimp are cooked through, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with lemon wedges and serve with crisp fresh French bread and favorite tossed salad topped with feta cheese.

Garden 'Happiness'



Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joey, I just bought shrimp this weekend for me. I am the only one in my family who likes it. This is a great recipe. I could make it and freeze it in smaller portions just for me.


lindalou said...

That shrimp sounds yummy and I'm hungry right now. Beautiful photos. Helps to offset the cold outside.

debsgarden said...

Gorgeous pink poppies, and shrimp is my favorite seafood. This is a yummy post!

Cat said...

It's been a rough day and the beauty of your pinks were cheerful - thanks.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I like your pink shade poppy colour. We just end our poppy season here and I missed them already.

Anonymous said...

I just happened across your blogspot for the first time and I'm quite taken by the beauty of your photography, and the recipes are a bonus as well. I plan on visiting often. :)

Gail said...

keep the pink coming Joey~I need the lift, xxoogail ps thank you dear.

Nutty Gnome said...

What a gorgeous colour for a grey day Joey - and another scrummy recipe to try out too! :)

imac said...

These Poppies always capture me attention, grand shots.

Carol said...

Sumptuous! Beautiful photos Joey!

P O T A G E R said...

pink shrimp/pink poppies.......what a choice...I choose both!

joey said...

I don't know about freezing this, Eileen. I'd simply make a 1/2 lb and adjust accordingly. It's very tasty nibbled cold or reheated the next day.

Thanks Lindalou. Spicy is good on a cold day like today!

Very easy too, Deb. Thank you and enjoy :)

Hugs WG and thank you.

Welcome Malay-Kadazan and thank you. Poppies are always a favorite here too.

Thank you for visiting and the kind words, dibear. I will look forward to your return visit.

Since 'Honeysuckle' pink is the color of the year, I just might keep it going all January, Gail! Rolling through the photo archives, I have tons to support it!

Thanks Liz ... let me know if you like it!

Thank imac ... I adore poppies, one of my favorite flowers and fun to photograph.

Thank you, Carol :)

joey said...

Good choices, dear Linda :)

Anonymous said...

Such lovely images, Joey. And thanks for posting this easy-to-make recipe. I like the quote too!

Kala said...

I LOVE the collage you've creaeted Joey!

Rose said...

I had no idea there was a color of the year, but pink is one of my favorites, so I guess I'm in style now:) What a lovely shade of pink your poppies are!

Carolyn ♥ said...

Such a delicious color!

scottweberpdx said...

Love that poppy...and I'll admit it...I LOVE pink in the garden!

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Beautiful pink poppies Joey! I could almost believe, for a second, that's it spring!

Anonymous said...

I like the flower on the top. It looks like it is from a dream sequence.

joey said...

Thank you, dear Kanak. You are always so kind :)

My head is filled with fluff and useless information, dear Rose! But thank you ... I do love/adore my poppies and delighted to show them off!

Agree, Meredehuit. And up close and personal, these papery petals take my breath away! I'm in awe when they bloom.

Me too, Scott. A little here, a little there throughout each perennial growing season, pink in the garden for me is a must! Most of my favorite perennials sport this fine color.

Thank you, dear Clare. Yes, we can dream!

I like that, flutietootie!

fer said...

Thank you for the recipe, and for the beautiful pink poppies.

Naturegirl said...

Love the color pink! Poppies are so paperlike!
Mmmmm..shrimp recipes!

joey said...

And thank you, fer, for your kind comments.

Thanks dear Naturegirl ... stay healthy and happy :)

Rick said...

Wow joey - so many photos, collages and posts to get caught up on ! And some lovely quotes sprinkled throughout. All the best for the new year too !

Shady Gardener said...

Your blog is always a spirit lifter! How are you doing, Joey?

joey said...

And Happy New Year to creative you, Rick!

Hangin' in, dear Shady. It's been a whirlwind for sure! Thank you, dear friend.