Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
|Early rains the last two weekends caused these tomatoes to swell and created slight cracks in their skins.|
My signature dishes in the kitchen include soups of all kinds. This fall, I have been experimenting with roasted tomato soups. The soup I will make today will be a vegetarian version for one of my sons who will be home for Thanksgiving. Don't worry, Chris, I already made a non-vegetarian version for you!
at 8:59 AM
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Early in the planting season, I clipped a sucker from one of my tomato plants and stuck it in a vase of water. I was hoping for some rooting action and to eventually plant the tomato in the garden. Things moved too slowly and I never got the rooted tomato in the ground.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The two large tomatoes (Mr. Stripey and Beefmaster) were excluded from the sauce for use on sandwiches.
(Recipe from Simply Classic--The Junion League of Seattle)
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
|Zucchini Carrot Maple Bread|
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
|Cutting Beans into two-inch sections for blanching.|
|After blanching (scalding) the beans for three minutes, a three minute ice bath and into the bags for freezing.|
|And for dinner tonight.|
I decided to make a small mess of beans for dinner tonight.
Friday, July 29, 2011
This morning with about a pound of each of these veggies on hand, I went to the kitchen to create this wonderful, comforting dish.
I followed the recipe for Classic Ratatouille Recipe from the web site Easy French Food. My adjustment would be to cube the eggplant. Also, I would cook for less time, perhaps twenty minutes to keep the integrity of the vegetables in this dish intact.
Saute each item for five minutes
|Add tomatoes to the sauteed onion.|
|Cook for twenty to thirty minutes.|
Thursday, July 28, 2011
|Basil Rooting in a Vase on My Kitchen Counter|
|I Am Mesmerized by the Roots|
|Gravitropism displayed elegantly by the dense roots growing in a downward direction.|