This Week I am…
~~ Harvesting our very first grain: Quinoa. This Zuccini-Quinoa Lasagna Recipe from Allyson (CSA member) sounds about right.
~~ Celebrating the first day of teaching for my sister, and 19 years of life for my baby brother.
~~ Being reminded of my mother, the master gardener, by the Black Eyed Susans in my kitchen.
~~ Counting 26 pints and 1 quart of canned tomatoes on my shelves.
~~ Thinking this is not enough for a tomato-less winter and planning to put more up this weekend using some of these tips for tomato canning season.
~~ Anticipating a lazy afternoon at Moonlight beach tomorrow, our old stomping grounds in Encinitas.
~~ Enjoying a perfect evening on the patio with new friends and the best pizza I’ve ever made.
~~ Celebrating the first Japanese cucumber. Finally, cucumbers in boxes this Thursday!
~~ Ordering bulk yeast on the cheap, enough to fill 2 pint jars and for a full year of bread-making I imagine.
~~ Waiting for tomatillos and passing the time by gathering Salsa Verde recipes.
~~ Loving when the vegetables on my counter come together perfectly for dinner. This frittata from Monika was oh so amazing!
~~ Adding a new bread to my repertoire from this charming cookbook, perfect for egg salad and sandwiches piled high with tomatoes, sprouts, and mayonnaise.
~~ Making Chris happy with these zucchini muffins.
~~ Helping the mentioned man plant, weed, and harvest. What a dance this all is!
~~ Feeling thankful for slower evenings, and even the hot nights spent under the fan.
~~ Hoping you are having a blessed week!