Eat, drink, (garden, knit, quilt, think, fix, read) & be merry

What’s Up?

on August 2, 2010

I love summer, even if it doesn’t include much blogging time.  I have managed to snap a few photos of what’s happening around here.

My ten year high school reunion!  Here is P and I all ready to get drunk at noon on a Saturday.  I was hung over by 10pm, and felt like a million bucks by 6:30am Sunday morning.  Sure glad we don’t do that every weekend.

Homemade caramelized onion, beet, and goat cheese pizza.  We grew the onions and beets!  But not the goats, unfortunately.

P has been up to his eyeballs in house projects.  Most recently he’s replacing our 80+ year old windows.  We’re sad to see them go, as they’re gorgeous, but they just don’t hold in enough heat during our brutal winters.  They’re also going to get new (homemade) curtains – one day.

The garlic has been grown, harvested, and now cleaned and stored.  We got over 80 heads when all was said and done.  I put away 15 heads for planting this fall and we’ve been steadily eating the rest.  It’s our first crop in our new house, and it was a bountiful one.  I think that bodes well.

We went to a potluck BBQ this past weekend and I, thanks to Cook’s Country, made these super fun hostess cupcake knockoffs.  They’re filled and everything!  Someone even thought I bought cupcakes, unwrapped them, and served them.  haha.  The most remarkable part – they tasted very similar, in both flavor and texture, to the originals.  But they had real ingredients, which counts for something, right?

I’ve been drying all kinds of herbs from the garden.  Here a bunch of mint is drying out for tea.  There is also sage, thyme, oregano, and basil hanging from hooks in the kitchen.

We harvested potatoes the other day – about 13 pounds of them!  Aren’t they beautiful?  There are Purple Viking, All Blues, and Carola (I think?).  We still have about 2/3rds of the patch to dig up, so I’m hoping for a 40 pound harvest from our little 20 square foot potato plot.

This one was so fun to find – a 1 pound purple potato!!  You’d never find this in a store.  Too much fun.


One response to “What’s Up?

  1. Katrina says:

    Lovely to have you back! I’m very impressed by your bounty from the garden. Our herbs sadly died, what with hubby being busy with summer courses and me having morning, noon, and night sickness.

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