Wooooo dog, this post has it all. It’s been months since I’ve done a general, non-postcard update. So here it is, the fruits of the summer.
Our veggie garden did great this year. I made two batches of salsa verde (tomatillos, onion, garlic, jalapeno).
In addition to tomatoes for eating, I made a batch of sauce and cooked down two batches of tomato paste (boil and peel tomatoes, puree, cook down, put in pan in 350 degree oven and bake until paste).
And I made a batch of sauerkraut. We got a fair amount of radishes. Three heads of cabbage. Lots of tomatoes. A few carrots. Good lettuce and arugula. Next year we’re planting more green beans and more peppers. This year we also got a compost barrel (and inside bucket) and we’re composting our kitchen waste. Right now I also have a batch of hard cider cooking. It’s exciting!
I’ve been crocheting up a storm. I made a mint lap blanket for a friend. Then I made this lap blanket with a ruffled edge. LOVE the ruffled edge. The yarn is Simply Soft Paints Yarn in Rose Garden.
I loved the yarn so much (and overbought), so I made a scarf and sent it to a friend who needed a scarf. Now I’m working on another scarf for another friend.
What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir by Abigail Thomas The Bone Clocks: A Novel by David Mitchell American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest by Hannah Nordhaus
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Wishing Thread: A Novel by Lisa Van Allen The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews
All but two done, but I made up with two others. Not bad.
I’m getting ready to start sewing again. I have to make my Halloween costume for Howl-O-Ween at the shelter. And I have a new pattern to make a dress. Just need to pick up the fabric and I’m ready to go.
How about you? Can you believe summer is over and we’re well into autumn already?